An Anxious Week

I slept for hours yesterday. I remember getting up, eating breakfast, watching a little bit of television, and then I remember waking up after about six hours of very intense dreams that involved screaming at one of my favourite students for spamming my house with flyers, trying to have a bath at my friend’s house (which was on the beach for some reason) and being constantly interrupted, and having conversations with people that I haven’t spoken to in years. I awoke just ten minutes before The Bloke returned from work, at which point he found me sitting on the couch in a daze and still wearing my jammies.

I’ve had quite a bad bout of anxiety over the last few days, resulting in a permanent feeling of butterflies in my stomach and regular nightmares, which I don’t understand as I have had what I would consider to be a lovely relaxing week. My brain can’t seem to switch off.

However, I’ve had some lovely exchanges in the bloggy world – I was interviewed by the lovely Ronovan Writes (click on the link to see our chat), I’ve had an awesome response to my WordPress Community Experiment (there is still one day left if you wish to participate), and I’ve been really pleased to see the response that my Summer Competition Week 1 Winner, Aidan J Reid, has received. I’ve got a whole new set of posts sitting in my draft folder that need a little more editing, I met my friend for lunch, spent some quality time with the cats and I’ve managed to further my addiction of Castle because The Bloke purchased Season 6 on iTunes.

Time seems to be passing far too quickly. I spent the last few weeks of term wishing for the clock to tick away, and now I’m finding that my wish was granted. Perhaps it’s because I’m enjoying my days…

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21 thoughts on “An Anxious Week

  1. Argh, I hate anxiety. šŸ˜¦ I get the same stuff you describe and it goes on for weeks at a time sometimes. I have found that L-Theanine helps quite a bit. I’m not usually one for health food store type remedies, but that stuff really helps me…With no wacky side effects. šŸ™‚ Hope you’re feeling calm again soon!

  2. I’ve not been able to shut my brain up for two nights now and have had about 4 hours sleep. My dreams keep being weird ones were I wake up anxiously thinking I’ve missed my alarm for some appointment I don’t have. The psyche is so strange and complex?!

  3. Praying for you, dear friend! I am too well aware of the affects of anxiety, and they are oh-so-fun (NOT!). Just remember to breathe, and that each day is a new day. I like to remember the verse in Matthew 6 (I believe its verse 34) that says, “Do not worry about tomorrow. for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” I know its a lot easier said than done, but I like to also remember that no matter how much we worry and fret about the future, it won’t change it. Instead, take each day at a time, and remember that there are so many people who love you and are here for you.

  4. I’m sorry to hear about your anxiety you’ve had lately. Going through that is tough. Hopefully it gets better soon. I’m glad you’re having a lot of blogging success. I love reading it. šŸ™‚

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