If you’re anything like me, there are occasions when things seem to go bump in the night.

I’m not talking about the mythical monster under the bed from childhood, but those thoughts that mysteriously enter our minds, dance around a bit and keep us awake at unearthly hours.

What keeps you up at night?

Is it the things that you’re afraid of or looking forward to?

Is the project that you should have started or the one that you’re making steady progress on?

Is it the challenging problem or the innovative solution?

Is it the people you dislike or the ones you love?

Is it the imaginary catastrophic events that you can’t control and are unlikely to ever happen or the glorious future that you’re working towards?

Is it the step you should have taken or the next one that you’re going to take?

Is it your job that you can’t wait to escape or are you so excited about your work that you can’t wait for the next day to start?

Is it the message that you’re terrified about delivering or the one that gets your heart racing with enthusiasm and anticipation?

Is it the mind-numbing boredom of your existence or the art that you’re creating?

Is it your deepest regrets or your happiest reflections?

Is it your unfulfilled dreams that seem further away than ever or the goals that are almost within your reach?

If you’re struggling to sleep at night, make sure that it’s for the right reasons.

Stop worrying about things that you can’t control or waste energy on aspects of life that put you in an unresourceful state of mind and start focusing on creating a more exciting future for yourself and your work.

What things go bump in the night for you?

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