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Sleeping poorly - pointless worrying

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Today I was scheduled to teach a class. Volunteer teaching. Stuff I've done before. Yet I was worried that I had not prepared well, that things would go poorly. Woke up a few times during the night, then back to sleep, but arose early, reviewed some stuff for the class and went in to the event.

Everything turned out well. The class seemed to enjoy to time, I was able to cover all that I expected, and even had a beer with a friend afterward.

Pointless worrying. Why do I sometimes do that? I think it's an expression of my sense that I have lots to do, and want to do everything well. Maybe that works. After all, the class did go well.
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  • DESIREE672
    I find if I no anxiety before a class, it sometimes falls flat. But I hope next time you can get a good night’s sleep.
    128 days ago
    Try this: in a room in your house other than your bedroom, and before you turn in for the night before a class or other event, write a list itemizing all your worries. Give yourself 15 minutes to do this and be thorough. Then, turn the page you've written on over on the table or desk and walk away. Once in bed and under the covers, tell yourself that you've written all you worries down on paper and the paper will be there in the morning if you need to read them then. There, your worries have been put to bed, so you don't have to think about them for the rest of the night. Let it all go and allow yourself to drift off into dream land. This really works for me. emoticon
    128 days ago
    I used to say to clients that anxiety is a gift we give ourselves.
    128 days ago
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