Have you noticed that anxiety seems to be more acute late at night? It is. This is particularly true if you are dealing with a problem that you haven't found a way to resolve. The truth is, anxiety is almost always worse late at night or in the early morning. Whatever bothers you during the day takes on a whole new life after you climb into bed, and then some.
Articles in Category: Habits & Rituals
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I started my Monday morning off silently complaining to myself about all the stuff I had to do in the week ahead. Not enough time, too many intrusions, how will I ever get my blog writing done, work on my book, see clients I have scheduled, take care of my dogs, do house stuff, and on and on and on . . .
Why You Need to Take Control
Here's a question for you: Can you go a whole day without looking at your cell phone? Better yet, can you go a whole hour? Obviously, if you have a job where you have to put your cellphone to sleep for periods of time, then you probably do go hours without looking. But if you don't have any outside constraints, I bet you check it many times in any given hour. I know I do, and I have recently become aware of just how addictive the whole thing is.
An Easy Trick to Avoid and Reduce Stress
When I leave for my office, it usually takes me about 20 minutes to drive there. If I have an appointment scheduled, I like to be on time, so I allow the 20 minutes. The real truth, however, is that 20 minutes is cutting it close and only works if there are no traffic glitches on my driving route. In fact, if there is heavy traffic, a lot of red lights, an active school zone, slow drivers, rain, or anything out of the ordinary, I will be late if I only allow myself 20 minutes.