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  1. #11
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    Re: Getting a good nights sleep.

    That's what I meant by 'then didn't care how I felt or what I thought', learning not to care how I was feeling and not let these intrusive thoughts knock me around?

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    Re: Getting a good nights sleep.

    I think the aim is to take the "intrusive" focus out of the thoughts and just to acknowledge them as "thoughts" without giving them significance. Without thinking too much about this process.

    How can a thought knock you around if it's nothing more than a thought?

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    Re: Getting a good nights sleep.

    There's no way to answer that without bringing on the same cycle from previous threads, which I don't want... so I plead the fifth! Haha!

    I do get your point though, it's just not that simple.

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    Re: Getting a good nights sleep.

    I very much agree with Joe here. Predicting the future / anticipation (of success/failure) expectations can (often) lead into a Self-fulfilling prophecy - if your hope(s) are more worries. Better to 'go with the current' and change course once in motion. Expecting every day to turn out as we "expect' can be a recipe for disappointment. We get up out of bed and see what happens and take it from there

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    Re: Getting a good nights sleep.

    All my hopes are worries! Haha.

    I agree, it's just difficult to stop your mind from anticipating a bad day isn't it. I think that's why my anxiety levels are so much worse in the morning, because I have a whole day ahead to 'struggle through', and I was desperate to get my sleep back, as I used to be a little better at night, knowing it wasn't long before I could get some sleep and give myself a break from it all.

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