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Empty your brain, then turn it off
Jeremy Brandt
Founder & CEO, 1-800-CashOffer
Southlake, Texas

I've found a few things that help immensely:

1. I write down everything I need to do the next day before I go to bed. I've found that if I don't do this, my mind stays active at night trying to remember everything I need to accomplish.

2. I try to do something mindless right before bed. Watch TV, read a book - anything that doesn't require much brainpower and "disengages" my thought process.

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