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Thursday, August 7, 2008

Awake at 4am

My mind is on my work...I can't even fall asleep and it is now 4am!!! We had a big layoff last week, and today they were still moving people around within the company...it is scary the way things are going with the economy. I just heard they are laying off 6000 people from the postal service nationwide. Stores are closing here. We are more thrifty, and this is causing a collapse. You can't help but wonder what is next, or when will it end.
I have had 3 ballbusting days at work in general, and I am exhausted. Probably why I can't even fall asleep. Wish me luck...I'm gonna go give it a shot!

13 comments:

Claude said...

I'm sorry to hear that... the best advice I can give is to try not to worry too much. Stress and worry actually creates problems and solves very few. Plus, when I worked in offices, the person who was sitting around fretting and whining was the first to go...

Wish I could give better advice...

Teri C said...

Julie, you need some hugs and prayers and I am sending them your way.............

My LIttle Family: said...

Sorry to hear all the bad news. I will keep my fingers crossed for you. Vickie

nikkipolani said...

Julie, I'm sorry to hear about the layoffs. It's so stressful even when it doesn't happen to you. Hang in there, friend.

Cindy said...

These are uneasy times. All you can do is take it one day at a time, and try to find small things to bring you joy every day. (I know you already do that)

Reading always makes me sleepy. And Boston Legal. I've never been able to stay awake through that show. Seriously.

emilyschmemily said...

I'm so sorry things are so awful at your workplace... I know how stressful layoffs can be. I will be sending good thoughts and positive energy your way!

I always find that a cup of Celestial Seasonings 'Tension Tamer' tea helps me unwind and relax my way to bed readiness... maybe it will work for you too! :)

soulbrush said...

isn't it crazy how stress gets to us, we may think that we are quite impervious to it, but none of us are. is your job at risk? i always feel so sorry for people in this situation. this hardly ever affects teaching, so i have never felt it.
someone once told me that if you are having insomnia, you should get up and do some ironing, and you will never have insomnia again. what an idiot!!

Joe said...

The lay offs are everywhere. One of my friends is a admin at your agency; additionally, I am friends with a few therapists.

Pudgeduck said...

These are scary times! I don't have any advice about sleeping-I have tried everything-refuse prescriptions though... Good Luck!!!

The Succulent Dish said...

you have to sleep. HAVE to sleep or you'll get run down. it helps to relax when i go and check on my little lovelies one more time before trying to go back to sleep.

Serena said...

We have similar situations here in Oz too. :( Times are definitely getting more tough. Try not to worry though. Think positive. I'm keeping you in my thoughts and sending lots of positive vibes your way. (((Hugs)))

Julie said...

Thanks so much for all of your supportive comments...I am OK, just a little burned out with work and life...but ever onward! Watched the opening ceremony of the Olympics tonight...gorgeous!!!
Everyone have a wonderful weekend!!!

Stapeliad said...

Hi Julie,
Hope you're getting sleep and feeling better!

Hugs!
Jessica