I sometimes really hate night time…

I find that the wall I build up around my emotions to function during the day is the thinnest and weakest at this time. There’s about a three-hour window in the evening, before going to sleep where this happens. Not every night but more than I’d like and it can vary in intensity.

All the things that are on my mind and bothering me are really at the forefront of my thoughts and I’m unable to do much about it other than to just be with those feelings. That thing I can do during the day, where I’m able to compartmentalize, reframe and rationalize the negative emotions using my brain, just seems to be wore out after doing that all day.

I’m not sure what to do about it.

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  1. Don’t suppose you could journal? That’s what a year of intensive therapy has taught me to do about my fear at night. If I’m soaking in the feels and memories, write it down and get it out of my head. The other thing I do is read a book (fiction). It takes me to a better place away from my world and puts my brain in a better mind frame before heading off to sleep.

    Those are suggestions. Bottom line…me too.

    1. Yeah I find that I need to stay ahead of it though. If I wait until my anxious state is fully evolved, then I can’t focus on reading or really doing anything. The main thing I try to do Is to simply not act on my negative feelings… which basically means don’t send shitty texts to people while I’m feeling this way.

      I’ve never tried journaling though I do find that just writing stuff down… like in this blog post helps me think through stuff. Maybe I’ll give it a shot.

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