Waiting Brain

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

You know when you have to be somewhere at a specific time, your brain knows and leaves you thinking about it? If that happened a half an hour before, then that's fine. Good internal warning system. 


My waiting system starts hours in advance. 


If I have an appointment at noon, my brain starts getting ready for it as soon as I wake up. If I'm going out to dinner with the family, I need ample warning because my brain just can't process the spontaneity of a simple meal at a restaurant. 


I had to start getting up for my new job at 4:30 in the morning. My waiting brain started at nine the night before, and it wasn't just anxiety of starting a new job, I was waiting for 4:30 so I could get ready to leave. It keeps happening, too. It's not as bad as the first night, but the waiting for my alarm to go off starts when I'm getting ready to go to sleep, and then, once midnight passes, I wake up every hour on the hour until my alarm sounds. It's a real joy to get up in the morning.


If anyone else suffers from this condition, I need tips. 

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