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Rosebud

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I hope you've both made it to sleep @Defaultxlovee and @Renly . It's after 2 here and I am wide awake despite being dead tired. The other night it was 4:30. The word for today was- bizarre? 😳 Wow. I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried. It's a good way to put it , my mind also is buzzing and turning over many thoughts.

Hugs to you both. 🫂
 

Rosebud

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Oh @Defaultxlovee I hope your dr can get back soon, and help you!!

Yes I still was up after 3:30. Weird day, looked on public fb post and got someone's private msg (I'm not even on fb!). At work guy tells me you're definitely born on the east coast, from your accent. (😳 ? ) Etc etc. Was a really weird day, felt like I was in an episode of Outlander lol. Needless to say I think my mind keeps me wired like a spring but very hard to empty it and slow down the body. 😮

Good luck to everyone for a real, great, peaceful sleep! 😴
 

Freddyt

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I got quite triggered in therapy today. Bleh.
Not fun days. I cn pretty much tell now walking out the door how bad the next day or two will be. It's really bad when you get out the door and rush to get home 'cause you KNOW it's gonna be bad.

We were talking about those nights in therapy today. We talked about the importance of leaning how to rest when you can't sleep. It's about getting into the same place as when you fall asleep but not worrying or stressing that you are not sleeping. I have a lot of practice with my calm place and even thinking of it brings it to mind. For whatever reason sleeping in dead quiet is difficult. I have LED strip lights on the back of the tv that color change and they go red at night. Then get into a safe warm comfy place and get grounded and reduce stress.

Even without sleep if I get 3-4 hours solid rest I can at least function the next day. (it's how I got through today.......)
 

Defaultxlove

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Not fun days. I cn pretty much tell now walking out the door how bad the next day or two will be. It's really bad when you get out the door and rush to get home 'cause you KNOW it's gonna be bad.

We were talking about those nights in therapy today. We talked about the importance of leaning how to rest when you can't sleep. It's about getting into the same place as when you fall asleep but not worrying or stressing that you are not sleeping. I have a lot of practice with my calm place and even thinking of it brings it to mind. For whatever reason sleeping in dead quiet is difficult. I have LED strip lights on the back of the tv that color change and they go red at night. Then get into a safe warm comfy place and get grounded and reduce stress.

Even without sleep if I get 3-4 hours solid rest I can at least function the next day. (it's how I got through today.......)
Thanks for sharing @Freddyt we have a red lava lamp in our room I don't know if res is supposed to soothe but it soothes me too at night. I love how you guys worded the resting without sleeping and staying calm. I just recently came to this place. Good to know that it gets easier to calm down with practice. Hope you're doing well
 
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