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Have you ever woken up and suddenly felt like nothing was ri

Have you ever woken up and suddenly felt like nothing was right? Like everything feels off, but you just can't put your finger on it? It's like a snowball of anxiety in my stomach, and throughout the day it rolls around and grows until I feel like i have to do something irrational to scratch the itch. Like quit my job, shave my hair and beard, move with no savings or plan, leave everything material behind, or break up with my girlfriend and live out of a backpack and try to survive a trip on foot across the country.. I don't know, I feel a mixture of uncertainty and restlessness. Almost like time feels squandered and wasted just sitting here to build a bullshit dream life that I don't even know if I want it. So what, I just do what I'm supposed to do because that's normal? I have to give up 20 or 30 years to just see if that's what I wanted.. it seems so frivolous and difficult.. like the road less traveled but there are unlimited choices and no sure outcome.. I'm just venting, but I would love to know if anyone else shares those feelings and how you handle them.

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Jan 11

Hey hryger it never ends does it? When I was struggling with insomnia a few years ago I learned the value of habits. In working on sleeping better the best thing is solid sleep hygiene--which is just a fancy'ish way of saying good sleep habits. And these habits apparently work on a subconscious level. You see, when you start your nightly routine it signals to your body that it's ok to sleep now.
I say all that to speculate that maybe habits are the best way to help this mystery feelings. Overtime, it should get better. But what habits you need to build, you may want to get a professional to help with that. In the meantime, stress relieving practices couldn't hurt.

Jan 12

Honestly. I’ve felt like this almost everyday for awhile and don’t know how to get out from under it

Jan 14

I really encourage getting to a therapist to guide you with specifics. But I'll tell a story none the less.
Back in college I took what I thought to be an easy A for gen ed credit. The class was "Stress Management" and since I was easily the most easy going guy I knew I figured it'd be a cinch. Well pretty quick the instructed told us the secret to having no stress on test day...studying! All that $ and that's how you reduce stress!! Give me a break. Of course, the years I've lived since have only proved him right. And that's to say that there probably isn't a magic bullet out there. To really get this behind you I think you'll have to get to a professional and let him/her peal back the onion--do the hard work to get to the bottom of this. My prayers is that you figure it out and get to explore all that life on this beautiful place has to offer.


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