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I listed out stressors in my journal last night and came up with a good fifteen, ranging from the trivial to the deeply worrying.  I'm using the light box tonight and hopefully that plus some deliberate relaxation time will help me regain some kind of serenity.

I think that the most stressing things are not those you can't do anything about, but those that you feel you can and should but don't know how to handle. 

It would be nice if I could have some good, deep, sleep.  I slept lightly, waking up at 2, 4, 4:30, 5, and 5:30.  I then got up, tried to write in my journal, put the kettle on, and then went back to bed, where I finally got some solid sleep. 

I remembered the kettle at 9:30.

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earlgreytea68
Nov. 5th, 2009 02:54 am (UTC)
I TOTALLY agree. I actually dealt with being evacuated from Katrina better than I'm dealing with my job situation, because Katrina was out of my control and there was nothing I could do but react, whereas my job is all my responsibility and so is way more worrying.

I hope everything was okay with the kettle! This is why I use whistling ones!
np_complete
Nov. 6th, 2009 10:02 am (UTC)
I didn't know you were a Katrina evacuee! Were you able to get out before the storm? I have friends who fled to Memphis, and from there to Wisconsin (where she had family) after the scale of the disaster and the impossibility of returning became clear.
earlgreytea68
Nov. 7th, 2009 12:52 am (UTC)
I did get out. I fled to Houston, then to D.C., where I had a job beginning soon after.
kalleah
Nov. 5th, 2009 03:07 am (UTC)
I think that the most stressing things are not those you can't do anything about, but those that you feel you can and should but don't know how to handle.

I agree with this. Sometimes it's just the sense of not knowing where to start that bowls me over. Get some rest tonight.
np_complete
Nov. 6th, 2009 10:03 am (UTC)
I agree with this. Sometimes it's just the sense of not knowing where to start that bowls me over. Get some rest tonight.

I didn't get much that night, but last night I got a bit more. Thanks!
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