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Nightmares, anxiety and volunteering

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I am meant to be volunteering at a new place today in an hour. I'm really nervous and had a really bad night sleep. Waking up every hour until 3am when I just gave up and went on here and read Internet. I had nightmare about the volunteering. Everything I do at the moment I seem to mess up. I am scared to do it again.

I have had a difficult last month with my mental health and lost my job again .
 
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By the time I type this I guess you will be almost ready to start. I really understand about the circle of insomnia, anxiety. I have been awake through the night many times recently. Absolutely nothing would get me back to sleep. I think you are very brave to be trying this, especially in these times. I think and hope you will get a warm welcome from your fellow volunteers and it will be okay. You must be very tired though. Maybe you can tell us later how you got on. Lots of love to you.
 
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Thank you for the message. You're completely right I'm about to start in 15 minutes.
 
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I managed to do 1.5 hours. They were friendly and welcoming. I feel exhausted now. Its like a tornado of anxiety comes usually following some trigger (sometimes a big one and sometimes something small) and it takes over everything.
 
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Well that is a positive start! And now you know some new people. Yes I would think some nice food, try to relax a bit. Then off to bed for hopefully a good nights sleep.
 
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Thank you. I found your messages really helpful in turning the day around into something positive
 
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Stay positive, you can do this :)
 
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