*Sleeping Difficulties - Insomnia, over-sleeping. Staying awake helps guard
against something bad happening; "keeps an eye on things." Over-sleeping helps
*Workaholism - Helps us avoid our inner life, the feelings of badness, shame, unworthiness, etc. Can also provide a chance to be in charge (control) and excel.
*Chaotic Living - Creating drama and excitement, living in chaos. Keeps the adrenaline running. Familiar since childhood when we never knew where the ‘bombs’ were hidden or when they’d go off. Keeps away memories as well as pleasurable feelings (which may feel painful and unsafe).
REMINDER: Be kind to yourself. You may imagine, perhaps, that you don't deserve kindness, but you absolutely do. Do one nice thing for yourself today. I'm staring out the window at the sunlight playing at the tops of trees. Then, because I have a bad cold, I'm going for a nap. I'm lucky only having to look after three cats and myself.