A sure sign that I am extremely stressed is insomnia. I have been doing pretty well this year. I had one weekend where things were completely terrible, and I had a brief period when my body was adjusting to my switch to half-caff coffee. Otherwise, I’ve slept fairly soundly since Winter Break.
I have tried to keep myself calm by mostly shutting down this week. It won’t do for me to have my anxiety peak while I am stuck home with the kids for who knows how long. I can begin to have problems with anger if my anxiety is high so I don’t want that.
I’m trying a few things this week. Hopefully they will help, because I go back to work next week for online training for Zoom.
I assume it’s this way for a lot of people. Humans are not fans of confusion and chaos, nor do we like the unknown or change of any kind. Two of my kids, the one who worries, and the one who doesn’t seem to at all, are not sleeping either. I hear them wandering around the house at night.
Under normal circumstances, if my anxiety was this high, Saturday and Sunday would be beach days and we’d be up in the Central Coast getting some fresh air. Obviously, that can’t happen.
So, what are you doing to relieve the anxiety?