Monday, July 16, 2012

get out of my head

Sometimes I just gotta get out of my head.

(It's easier said than done though. Right?)

Lately I've been waking up early and I can't fall back to sleep because I start to roll things around in my head that I've done, or things that I still need to do, or things I did but did wrong, or things I could have done better....

And sensibly I KNOW that these things aren't a huge deal. Like buying a book for $40 for my kid, thinking he'd love it, and then he says, "Mom, why did you think I'd like this?" *sigh* okay. But there's $40 I can't get back.So, not that huge of a deal. We all make purchases that we look back on and think, "Well, next time I'll know better." But for me it makes me lose sleep.

I worry about bills we haven't even gotten yet. I worry about problems that haven't arisen yet. I worry about issues that are smaller than I make them out to be.

I think typing it all out helps a little bit.

Texan Mama


Debbie said...

Me, too. My question is when you think these things out loud, do the rest of your family roll their eyes and make exasperating sounds? Please say yes. I don't want to be the only one standing out in left field because I'll worry about that, too.

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e/Mrs. Seaman) said...

Okay, I have to ask, what book?

And...why can't you return it?

Jennifer said...

I used to do this all the time. My doctor gave me drugs. Now I sleep.

Gigi said...

Depending on how often these things keep you up at night you might want to talk to a doctor. Now, with that being said; I've heard that if you write down all your to-do's, worries, etc. then your brain will realize that you've put them in a safe place for recalling later and will let you shut down and sleep. That's the option I'd go with first.

As for the book - why can't you return it? And if you can't; is it possible that another one of your children might like it when they are old enough?

Tara R. said...

I wake up early too worrying about things that haven't happened yet. I bring trouble that almost never come about. Sometimes just writing it out, like you did here, brings me back to ground.

kristi said...

I worry a lot too. I haven't been sleeping too well...I so understand this post!