Night sweats?

I know this is TMI, but Ever since I can remember I have woken up in the middle of the night completely soaked. The seats around me would look like someone poured water on them and I would have to change my pjs. This doesn’t happen every night, but it seems to happen mostly when I am in a deep sleep. Apparently, this also happens to my mom And brother. 

I never thought anything about this until my husband saw an ad in the newspaper for a dr who specializes in night sweats. When I googled it (for a woman with anxiety, I know Google is risky lol) it was all related to menopause. I don’t think that is what it is, considering how young I was when it all started. 

Do any of you get night sweats? And what do you do to help? 


Crazy week 

This week was insanly busy and I feel like it was over in an instant. I apologize for not posting more, but I quite honestly lost track of the days. From the moment my alarm sounds, I hit the ground running. 

My anxiety was much better this week, in regards to my teaching. I am beginning to have a routine in the classroom and the students just follow it without me telling them to do so. It’s fantastic! The kids are wonderful and it has been a blessing to get to know them better. I know this is going to be a great year, if only for the fact that my students are fantastic! 

I hope you all had a good week and continue to have a great weekend. If you didn’t have a good one, remember that bad weeks will pass. You will find happiness. Don’t give up. 

Good morning

No matter what happened yesterday, today is a new day. A chance to start over. To let go of the hurt you have been carrying and start fresh. We cannot let the weight of our past drag us down any longer. We must shed the weight and start over! 

Today is a new day! 

Never take things for granted

Just a few hours ago, my mother-in-law called me and let me know that her sister passed away. It was very sudden and took us a little off guard. She has been battling sickness for a long time, but had been better. However, as heart-breaking as this is, I know that she is happy and in a wonderful place now.

Death has a tendency to quickly put our lives into perspective. It reminds us that life is not endless and we never know when something will happen that will turn our lives upside down. Since I heard the news, I have been thinking about how much I love my family and friends. I have had a beautiful life full of love and hope. Even with all the pain of my struggles with my anxiety disorder, I would never change anything about my life. I want to remember to take time each day to thank God for the life He has blessed me with.

Finding strength

I have been sharing my experiencing with being in a new classroom environment over the past few weeks, and I truly appreciate all the kind words you have all given me. It continues to be challenging mentally and physically (since I’m not use to teaching straight through the day). It has also been challenging the safeguards I have in place for my anxiety. When my stress levels are elevated I find it more difficult to control my anxiety. I have had to be very mindful of what I am thinking, who I spend time around and how I relax. I have found that it is very important to take breaks from lesson planning, writing IEPS, creating projects and all the other things that go along with the job. I need time for myself. I never thought I would have a hard time pulling myself away from work! I am grateful that I love my job so much, and I am truly blessed to have this opportunity this year! 

I am finding strength from all of your comments! Thank you! 

In spite of how I feel

I feel I am being constantly reminded that I must move forward with positivity in spite of my feelings. Over the last few weeks I have felt defeated by stress and anxiety (mild), but God has been reminding me that feeling emotions is ok. It’s ok to be stressed, anxious, mad, and furious, but it is NOT OK to let those emotions control us and the way we live our lives. 

Emotions are normal and healthy. If we suppress them, we can run into problems both mentally and physically. We need to find a healthy way to express them and be able to move forward afterwards. It’s not alright for me to feel overwhelmed and instantly give up. However, I can be overwhelmed but express my feeling to those around me so I can continue to move forward. 

It is important for us to not beat ourselves up when we get upset or sad. It’s normal. It’s alright. Just don’t let it take over.