Friday, September 29, 2006


I know lots of people that can't go to sleep when they're stressed about something. Not me, man. I am and have always been, a good sleeper. I really need less than five minutes and I'm out for the night. Instead, my worrying starts the minute the alarm goes off. This morning I stayed in bed 20 minutes later than I should have. 20 late minutes that made me not wash my hair for the 4th freaking day in a row. 20 minutes that made me drive like a crazy woman to get to work in time to park in the non-student parking lot that always fills up. 20 minutes spent in bed stressing about things I can't change. 20 minutes kind of frozen-like, knowing that if my leg is touching my sweet hubby's, then everything is all right, but otherwise I'm screwed. It wears off, and the rest of the day finds me to be pretty optimistic, happy, and a tad sarcastic. So why in the morning? Anyway, I found this great poster on one of the many websites that I check (and now I can't remember which one) and I think I need to get it tattooed on my face as a constant calming reminder.

5 comments:

Reb said...

I would not suggest the tattoo on the face idea. ;)

Ugly Juice said...

Rebecca is right. Tattoo it somewhere that you'll actually be able to see it (leg? belly?)

Anonymous said...

The other side of the coin is that some people(me)do all that fussin' in the middle of the night, and the 20 min. turns into an hour and a half. And nothing (fussing or freting) is as nearly as dark as it is in the middle of the night. As soon as daylight sparkles it all changes. I like the poster. It's a great mantra and anti-anxiety.

Anonymous said...

thanks for posting this. I do this too and I am much worse than you. perhaps I'll put up your poster next to my bed...

good luck!

Anna - married to Matt, friend of Mike N and Emily and fan of your blog

Julie said...

I just ordered the poster, which might be a slightly more responsible choice for me at this point. Glad to hear that others are in the same boat... Isn't there some kind of tea that's supposed to keep you worry-free?