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Negative spirals and pessimism in the mornings.

  • 13-11-2020 3:18am
    Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    I'd consider myself a morning person in terms of work but I'm becoming increasingly aware that my thought processes are generally out of whack before say midday. I don't even trust myself to send messages or emails anymore if they're negative.

    It doesn't seem to matter about external factors and I don't have any medical issue like diabetes showing up in my biannual health checks. Today, I've had a good sleep, a coffee, breakfast, no hangover, and my morning in work is going fine. I am in a good mood with co-workers. But I could easily end a new relationship I'm in because I spent like two hours this morning thinking negatively about it.

    I also have a bit of a worry that this is me at my most realistic and maybe I'm too optimistic or too blasé later in the day. Are my negative thoughts justified maybe. They certainly seem logical right now. The last big morning thing I did ended up being a great move cutting a negative thing out of my life.

    Is it normal for mood and outlook to change throughout the day?


  • quite usual for general anxiety to manifest itself strongest in the hours after waking

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,639 ✭✭✭completedit

    There is something strange about a new day, especially in these times. I keep talking about the ebb and flow of life ceasing, this is more pronounced now as we embark into winter. Normal life is not perfect but the more on the go A to B way of living might help us as we navigate our day. I think the lack of agency in the morning could be playing a role. Maybe it takes you a while to get into your stride and find your more content self?