Schedule "Worry Time"
Set aside a specific time during your day to let yourself worry and plan, Annie Miller, LCSW, owner of DC Metro Sleep and Psychotherapy, told POPSUGAR. "The idea is to minimize worry and stress by scheduling it into your day." Set a reminder for yourself, and choose a time that's far enough away from your bedtime so your brain can settle down before bed. Use the time to acknowledge anything you're worried about and make plans to address any issues, Miller said. "After your worry time is over, put the stressful things aside and remind yourself that it's not time to worry right now and move onto other things. Your brain will eventually get used to this new routine, and it will start to be able to let worries go more easily."