Let's say that something very good will happen to you if and only if the universe is in state S at midnight today. You labor mightily up until midnight to make the universe be in S. But then, surely, you stop and relax. There is no point to anything you may do after midnight with respect to the universe being in S at midnight, except for prayer or research on time machines or some other method of affecting the past. It's too late for anything else!
This line of thought immediately implies two-boxing in the Newcomb's Paradox. For suppose that the predictor will decide on the contents of the boxes on the basis of her predictions tonight at midnight about your actions tomorrow at noon when you will be shown the two boxes. Her predictions are based on the state of the universe at midnight. Let S be the state of the universe being such as to make her predict that you will engage in one-boxing. Then until midnight you will labor mightily to make the universe be in S. You will read the works of epistemic decision theorists, and shut out from your mind the two-boxers' responses. But then midnight strikes. And then, surely, you stop and relax. There is no point to anything you may do after midnight with respect to whether the universe was in S at midnight or not, except for prayer or research on time machines or some other method of affecting the past, and in the Newcomb paradox one normally stipulates that such techniques are not relevant. In particular, with respect to the universe being in S at midnight tonight, it makes no sense to choose a single box tomorrow at noon. So you might as well choose two. Though, if you're lucky, by midnight tonight you will have got yourself into such a firm spirit of one-boxing that by noon tomorrow you will be blind to this thought and will choose only one box.