Pistol Star

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    cycling, yoga, eastern philosophy, astronomy.

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  1. Thanks for the book suggestion! It looks interesting.
  2. Thank you really much for your answer Jon and sharing your personal experience.You enlightened me.
  3. Hi Jonathan, I'm curious if you can give us some hint about how going to the root. Thank you
  4. Hi everyone, It is my first post in quite a while. So, i'm glad to be back and hopefully can I can contribute. I had my up and down with anxiety in the last years but personal difficulties and all the about covid pandemic considerably raise my anxiety. One of my major difficulty is trouble sleeping. I do sleep, but I wake up a lot and it is not refreshing. Sleep Always have been my 'weekness', or fragility. What puzzle me, is when I compare the effect of a lack of sleep on me and someone who dont have a problem of anxiety. For instance, if I have a realy bad night. The next day, I feel tired but also wired at the same time. I am in hyperarousal. I wont fall asleep for a nap or quicker the next night. On the other side, people I know who are less anxious, if they dont sleep well, they wont be nervous or agitated. On the contrary, they will nap when they want and probably sleep well the next night. I'm wondering what causes the difference? I'm planning to practice the relaxation response of Dr.Benson. I dont think that intelectualizing too much the problem will help. But rather doing something concrete about it. Thank you. It's good to be here.
  5. I have similar sleep pattern and I have GAD. It's sometime hard to accept mental health diagnostic but maybe it's part of the process of acceptance.
  6. I wonder why I never posted anything in this thread Kylie... Insomnia and sleep problem have been a great cause of suffering for me. But is the insomnia the cause of anxiety or anxiety a product of the insomnia? If you look at my previous post, a lot of them relate to sleep, dreams, insomnia. I think we, anxious people absolutely want to control everything but sleep doesn't work that way...oh no no. To fall asleep and rest, you have to give up control, you just let it happen. I know it is easier to write but that's it. Prior to having sleep problems, I never even tought of having a fear of insomnia. What help me is to stay active and exercise almost daily. I recently began meditation and it's not easy to calm our mind. I hope your're doing ok. I know I repeat myself but I apologize for my English, french is my first language.
  7. I hope for the best for your mother and you. Living in Canada, I also hope that the winter finally end.
  8. I think this is really common, could be a multitude of cause. Better not stress too much about it and see a doctor if it persist. If you're like me, it's better not ask Dr. Google
  9. Nice to hear, I know how hard it is sometimes to do something new or unusual but I think it's important to feel the fear and do it anyway.
  10. You can do it! Your post title remind me of this quote: He who says he can and he who says he cant are both usually right''
  11. We feel so lonely when awake in the night but we probably are millions experiencing the same thing. But yes I perfectly understand you.
  12. It's true that we feel vulnerable when we step into the unknown... It is hard enough even for people who doesn't suffer with anxiety. I think right now you have to trust the decision you make several weeks ago about accepting this job. Try to do something that can please you today, if too anxious, try someone you trust and talk about the situation and how you feel. I dont know if you practice sport but it can help, if not maybe a brisk walk. You are not having a breakdown, you're just too anxious right now. It will defuse in the next couple of days once you settle in your new job and surrounding. Deep breathing, a hot bath can help too. Everything will be alright. Give us some news.