As a child when I mentally struggled, I would revert inside my mind. In a way it saved the frustrations, as I had a lot of quiet time on my own.
I have learned it is more important to let go of the issues I have no control over. I find it a little more difficult with the bigger things. But with the little things I am able to switch off and walk away from those without giving those a second’s thought.
For the issues that are in my control, I deal with those. My brain is wired differently so I have had to find a different way to switch off. If I am struggling, I use my intuition to work out what my struggle is, then I switch off.
That way I worry less and sleep better. I also try to maintain a good bedtime routine and avoid anything that taxes me close to bed. It’s a good time to quiet the mind. I also try to avoid television, or using my computer too close to bed.