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Re: I don't want to go to bed Ľ Angela2

Posted by Tamar on September 20, 2005, at 5:56:06

In reply to I don't want to go to bed, posted by Angela2 on September 19, 2005, at 19:49:44

> Becuase you know what comes after going to bed. WORK. Goodnight babblers of babble land. I am going to be strong and go to work tomorrow.

Yeah, I do that sometimesÖ I stay up late because I donít want to go to bed, because I know the next thing that happens will be work and I feel very anxious setting foot in the place.

One thing Iíve tried thatís really helped is this: I get up a bit earlier (ouch!) and spend some time (half an hour maybe) writing down how I feel and the thoughts that relate to it, and then I try to challenge them. So for example I might write, ĎI feel so anxious. I donít want to go. Iím afraid Iíll get angry, Iím afraid Iíll fail, Iím afraid Iíll make mistakes. I donít want to see anyone because Iím sure people think Iím awful and incompetent. But yesterday X said to me that he thought my report was good and Y said she would support me in this other thing. So there are people who think Iím not completely useless. And I thought my classes went well yesterdayÖí

And so on. And after I get it all out of my head and onto the paper I feel a bit more able to force myself to go.

I donít know if something similar would work for you; do you think itís worth trying?

Tamar


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