Anxious and overwhelmed

@GardenGerty (101688)
United States
August 31, 2017 6:41am CST
I feel anxious and overwhelmed for no reason. Time to get off the computer and get ready for work. I always wait until hubby is out the door before I move around much at all. Just send me good vibes. There is nothing wrong, it is just in my head, but it is very real. I have paperwork to deal with, just a little. And a new time keeping system to learn. I just need to get a drink of water and go through this and get organized. Being out of control and disorganized is what really triggers me to feel stressed. What does it for you?
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• United States
31 Aug 17
Ooo that dang paperwork does that to me in a big way Heather.
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@GardenGerty (101688)
• United States
31 Aug 17
You have had to deal with a lot of that lately.
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• United States
31 Aug 17
@GardenGerty Yes.Its everywhere.
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@GardenGerty (101688)
• United States
1 Sep 17
@TiarasOceanView It makes it hard to calm down.
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@Courtlynn (55618)
• United States
31 Aug 17
Everything in our heads is real, so definitely sending you good vibes.
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@GardenGerty (101688)
• United States
31 Aug 17
Thanks so much. Yes, it is real, the discomfort is real, and once I could spread everything out, make the copies I needed, etc. I did okay.
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@Courtlynn (55618)
• United States
1 Sep 17
@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
1 Sep 17
I normally don't get stressed unless I am in the middle of something and someone is standing right behind me pressuring me to do something for them. I just look at them and say - I am busy - you don't see that. Sorry but I am only 1 person and I can't split myself in half.
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@GardenGerty (101688)
• United States
1 Sep 17
The pressure for me is in my head. It was an okay day. Today will be too, then a long weekend.
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@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
1 Sep 17
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@GardenGerty (101688)
• United States
1 Sep 17
@poehere I had a good day, and also got to go out for coffee with a long time friend.
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@celticeagle (119157)
• Boise, Idaho
31 Aug 17
I am so proud of you. You knew what the cause was and you over came it. Good for you! The big trigger for me is when my daughter is manic and the usual schedule goes out the window. When I know what to expect and when I am fine.
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@GardenGerty (101688)
• United States
31 Aug 17
It seems the older I get the less I like being out of control.
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@celticeagle (119157)
• Boise, Idaho
31 Aug 17
@GardenGerty ......It seems to last longer for me now. It is scary. I had a lot more support when I was younger too. Maybe that is part of it.
• Pamplona, Spain
31 Aug 17
Not being able to pay the rent on time is perhaps the most worrying one. Sending you good vibes though just the same.
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• Pamplona, Spain
1 Sep 17
@GardenGerty Luckily I have been able to get to pay the rent for this month thank goodness for that and got paid the pension a little earlier than usual.
@LadyDuck (170796)
• Switzerland
31 Aug 17
I am like you, I need to have everything organized, or I feel I am out of control and I stress.
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@GardenGerty (101688)
• United States
31 Aug 17
Yes, exactly. I want to know what is happening and when. Our classroom runs on structure, but unfortunately the ones around us do not.
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@LadyDuck (170796)
• Switzerland
1 Sep 17
@GardenGerty So it's a mess, I understand.
@Corbin5 (113057)
• United States
31 Aug 17
Then and now, it is any problem with family members that make me feel stressed. Once you redirect your attention to what needs to be done, the stress lessons.
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@GardenGerty (101688)
• United States
31 Aug 17
That is valuable to learn and remember. Get directed and get over it. My daughter pointed out that I have had twenty years of care taking and I have not been in control of my life but at the whim of the needs of others..
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@spiderdust (6857)
• San Jose, California
31 Aug 17
That'll do it for me, especially when I'm not getting enough sleep (which I don't most of the time these days). I hope you're able to pull through okay. It's a horse day, isn't it?
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@GardenGerty (101688)
• United States
31 Aug 17
Wednesday is horse day. Today went okay, a candidate for the position that is being vacated came and observed. We have staff meeting Tuesday and Thursday evening.
@RasmaSandra (19041)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
31 Aug 17
Well you know what's doing it for me now. since my husband recently passed away. Worse is I am totally alone and have to fight such an uphill battle.
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@GardenGerty (101688)
• United States
31 Aug 17
Oh dear, I had missed those posts. I will definitely go, read and remember you in prayers because I have been through that challenge.
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@Dena91 (4510)
• United States
31 Aug 17
The fear of the unknown. Tuesday was stressful because I never been to the courthouse or called for jury duty. Once there and they began explaining things I got calmer. Have a blessed day
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@GardenGerty (101688)
• United States
31 Aug 17
That is a bit shaky. I have done it a couple of times. It was a real learning experience, though. I always wondered how I was going to manage the other parts of my life while I had jury duty.
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@thelme55 (14944)
• Germany
31 Aug 17
Just think positive. It will help you not in stress.
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@GardenGerty (101688)
• United States
31 Aug 17
I got busy and laid everything out. I got out envelopes for the important papers that needed to be sent on.
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@Morleyhunt (20296)
• Canada
31 Aug 17
I can live with a create deal of confusion and turmoil....I need a neat and quiet place to recharge. This morning while walking I realized just how stressed I was. I thought it was Friday. I'm not sure if I'm relieved or annoyed that it is only Thursday.
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@GardenGerty (101688)
• United States
31 Aug 17
Problem is my husband does not need a neat space and he (along with his job) cause me to have no real calm place to recharge.
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@Juliaacv (32370)
• Canada
31 Aug 17
I'll think positively for you and send you good vibes today. Hopefully that will help. I tend to shut down and get irritated when I'm pulled in too many different directions.
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@GardenGerty (101688)
• United States
31 Aug 17
Oh, so exactly. I am better this evening. I got some things taken care of.
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@maezee (33000)
• United States
31 Aug 17
I think I am the same way to do. And feeling like I have too much on my plate. Sending good thoughts your way!
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@GardenGerty (101688)
• United States
31 Aug 17
Thank you my friend. I am pretty well in control this evening and I am coming up on a long weekend. I hope I can clear some things from my mental agenda.
@holdoors (1664)
• Malaysia
31 Aug 17
It is normal to be overwhelmed with work for me. There is a need to focus and prioritize things on a list and get things done.
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@GardenGerty (101688)
• United States
31 Aug 17
It sounds as if you are prepared to manage well.
@just4him (124039)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Aug 17
I hope everything goes well today. For me it would be not hearing from my editor in over a month. I'm doing all I can to not look at my e-mail box every couple hours.
@GardenGerty (101688)
• United States
31 Aug 17
That would be worrisome. Your book is your heart and your soul. To an editor, it is just one of many manuscripts. I hope you hear soon.
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@just4him (124039)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Sep 17
@GardenGerty So do I. I checked my past e-mails this morning and his last message was August 8, and he said he would update me as soon as he could. So here I wait.