I had horrible trouble sleeping last night. I swear I spent the entire night dreaming that I was at work, with a million things that I was supposed to be Dealing With. People kept coming to me to tell me that a kid had done something wrong and I needed to follow up. Then I would wake up, but I never processed that I’d been dreaming. Instead, I’d realize with horror that I was in bed, and I’d try desperately to figure out why I’d let myself fall asleep when I was supposed to be putting out fires at work. Sometimes, I’d wake up convinced that I was actually in a bed at work, and feel guilty wondering if anyone had caught me sleeping. I’d sit up, trying to figure out if there were any kids nearby. I’d try to come up with an excuse in my head for why I hadn’t addressed any of the problems yet. Then I would slip back into sleep without acknowledging that I’d been dreaming, and I’d end up in effectively the same dream again.
I think I’m too stressed.