Non-Sleeper

Outfit deets:

* Joe Fresh denim jacket (new!)

* H&M tank with Smart Set cami underneath

* Bongo pants which I seem to be wearing quite a bit lately.  Seen with stripes and polka dots and booties.

* Aldo wedges which are a bit of a go-to pair.  Suede, neutral, easy to walk in, what more can you ask for?

* Accessories: Suzy belt worn as a necklace, Auslini bangle & F21 ring

I might as well entitle this post, ‘Sleep Problems, the new version of
#firstworldproblems’ because in no big way is this ‘problem’ really that
big… but it’s frustrating.

Lately, I have been having trouble
sleeping.  Now, I have had my fair share of sleep problems throughout the last tumultuous year but have come a long way. 
So much so that my problems relating to sleep on that front, dissipated a while ago.  So what’s going on with my body, or should I say mind, now?  Well, to me it feels like attack of the social media. 

Okay.  This is going to sound crazy.

I know this because it seems crazy to me.

I
feel with all the social media out there, and being someone who loves
to be a part of it (Twitter, Instagram, blogging… etc.), it’s hard to
catch a breath and shut down.  I feel like I’m constantly plugged in,
and while I love it, it sometimes makes me anxious.  Anxious!  Can you
believe that
?!  I’m anxious over social media and it’s supposed to be an
enjoyable, free thing.  So weird.

At night, especially on Sundays (the night before the week begins!),
I find myself replaying things over and over in my mind.  I’m trying to
think if I’m caught up; is my blog post done for the next day?  Did I
check Twitter?  What are my ‘friends’ doing on Instagram?  What do I
need to do this week?  Will I have content or something to talk about on
my blog?  Did I buy milk?  What is next on the check-list for MOH
duties for my sister’s upcoming wedding?  Is there food for lunch
tomorrow to take to work?  What the hell am I going to wear?!

Now admittedly those aren’t all social media anxieties, but
they get compiled in with my other worries as I try to drift off into
la-la-land, which makes it oh-so-frustrating.

I have tried sleep
apps on my phone (waves & rain work best for me) but the anxiety
rolls on.  I have taken Melatonin a couple times but I try not to do
this frequently as I don’t want to become dependent; and while it works,
I worry about the idea of even taking some sort of pill to
sleep.  Isn’t that bad?  And shouldn’t someone like me who doesn’t
really have a real ‘problem’, be able to fall asleep without some sort
of aid?

Do any of you suffer from social-media-anxiety?  Sounds so silly.  What about sleep problems?  Real sleep problems.

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