Morning Anxiety/Anticipatory Anxiety
I have a huge problem with morning anxiety. There are mornings I wake up clothed with physical sensations best described as having the chills. The longer I lay there the more uncomfortable I feel.
Thoughts flow through my mind that I find unable to put into words. I struggle getting out of bed cause I have little motivation to start the day, but staying in bed keeps those negative thoughts rolling through my mind.
I'm just wondering if morning anxiety is a problem for anyone else out there and if so how do you handle it.
The other issue I have to deal with is anticipatory anxiety. Now that I have the time in retirement to do whatever I want, has soon as I plan something I begin to ruminate about it and overthink the actual event and convince myself that what can go wrong will go wrong, knowing all along the thoughts aren't real.
Yet all this overthinking is preventing me from enjoying the years I waited 50 years for.
Distraught in CT.