So often, I default to treating the symptoms of an issue versus the underlying cause. Take my sleep. I’ve been struggling with waking up at 3 AM with a racing mind preventing me from returning to sleep.
I’ve been trying everything—meditation, sleep podcasts, journaling, and reading. I still struggled. Then I looked at the situation more fully. I woke up because of needing to pee. The stress was keeping me up, not waking me up. How can I stop myself from waking in the first place?
A simple change has been working—stopping drinking water before bed. I’ve now been sleeping through the night. So today, take whatever problem you are having and examine it. Are you treating the root cause or the symptoms?