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   Posted 7/27/2009 3:29 AM (GMT -6)   
guys i have noticed that i am tending to withdraw from myself in the evenings, i think i should leave some tasks for the evening, this way my mind is still active-well somewhat. i noticed if i reflect on the disassociation i fall into it and become mildly and internally chaotic.  thought i would share this. thank you for listening. jamie

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   Posted 7/27/2009 6:19 AM (GMT -6)   

I've found that if I have something to distract me it helps to keep me from the negative thoughts. Even just having music on will distract from the deep dark.

I think your plan of reserving some tasks for the evening will help you.

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   Posted 7/27/2009 9:37 AM (GMT -6)   

I know that nights tend to give us more time to think about things. I too think you have a good idea to give yourself some distractions at night so that you wont think so much.

Best wishes for a wonderful day. I hope that you join chat tomorrow if you can. Take care my dear friend.

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   Posted 7/27/2009 12:46 PM (GMT -6)   

Jamie,  I agree with the others about leaving some tasks to do at night.  Whatever it is that can distract you would help. Are you able to read or watch TV?  I always distract myself with the TV or a book.  I get so lonely that I need something to help me at night or I wouldn't be able to sleep. Anything you can do that occupies your mind would be a help. Truly do understand where you are coming from, my friend.



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   Posted 7/27/2009 2:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jamie,

I like to read at night....I find it relaxing, and it occupies my mind. I think a lot of us have a tough time at night, when the mind is active despite the body being tired. Sometimes I will put on a meditation CD, so that my thoughts are guided in a pleasant direction by the narrator while I listen to the soft music in the background. I hope you will find something that helps. We are all here for you, and we understand. (((hugs)))
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   Posted 7/27/2009 8:37 PM (GMT -6)   
thx all. jamie.

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   Posted 7/27/2009 9:54 PM (GMT -6)   

I often get to feeling the same way at night. Even though it goes against all the "Sleep Hygiene" recommendations, I've found that when I go for a jog about an hour prior to bedtime, it helps me get some of that negative energy & frustration out so I am better able to sleep. I don't know whether or not it will help, but if you're not sleeping anyways, perhaps it's worth a try. *shrugs*

Hopefully, though, just saving some chores for late evening will do the trick for you. Keep us posted.

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Post Edited (Frances_2008) : 7/27/2009 11:11:26 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 7/27/2009 10:26 PM (GMT -6)   
thx frances. hope things are better for you. hugs back, with shtrugs too!!!
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