Are You Experiencing ‘Next Day Anxiety’
Life began to stress us out in 2020 and it continues to affect us in 2021. For some of us, it's gotten worse, in fact, we can't go to sleep without worrying about tomorrow.
They have a term for that now and it's called "next day anxiety." I find myself laying down for the evening and thinking about the day. I contemplate what I could have done better and the things that were worrying me that turned out to be nothing. Most of the time, I worried for no good reason but that doesn't stop me from thinking about it.
There is a saying about not worrying about tomorrow because today has enough trouble of its own. I try to live by that but this pandemic and other circumstances in life have me worrying about tomorrow and the next day even before today is through.
Sometimes it lingers like a cold and I have trouble concentrating on what's in front of me now. I've even snapped at people that didn't deserve that from me. If "next day anxiety" is taking over your life, you need to stop.
I've stopped watching the national news and have limited my social media intake and that has helped immensely. However, I still have stress-filled dreams, sometimes it starts before I fall asleep.
Are you worrying so much about the future that you can't sleep today? You wouldn't be alone, In fact, nearly half of the people that have trouble sleeping, don't sleep at all.
If you find yourself losing sleep or having stress-fueled dreams because of anxiety, try this and see if it can make a difference for you. I know a few people who have done this with success.
Even King David needed help when he was exhausted and Abishai was there to get him through it. So if everything seems to be failing, be an Abishai...I think I just made up a new word.
You may be amazed how that can help them and you at the same time.