- Apr 26, 2019
So I got very involved in a series for the last few years and it became a really great way for me to escape from my every day life and gave me something pleasant to think about when my mind was racing and I was trying to relax. it was pretty much my happy place. Now, several characters have either died or come to an end and I can’t think about it without a feeling of intense anxiety coming over me. I’m laying here awake at 4am and can’t sleep because of it. The issue is that this was the thing I would think of before bed to relax myself and now I can’t think about it at all without panicking. I got so attached to the characters over the years they kind of became somewhat of a safety net or safe space to go to in my head. I feel really messed up over what’s happened and don’t know how to even calm down enough to fall asleep. every time I get close to falling asleep when i’m half awake thoughts of it will come into my head, i’ll get anxious and my heart rate picks up and i’m back laying awake trying to calm down and do it all over again. I realize this sounds ridiculous because i’m so upset over people who aren’t even real, but any advice would be really appreciated.