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Re: TW: Permanent scars, not taking care of my health, losing emotions, and I just can't be okay rn.

Hey @xXLexi_Lou122Xx , sorry to hear you're struggling with your sleep. When I wasn't able to sleep, I made a sleep routine. Here are a few tips I learned:

 

  • Go to bed at the same time every day - your body will get used to the idea that it's time for bed
  • Have a shower at least 1 hour before bed - apparently increasing your bod temperature with a hot shower wakes you up 
  • Turn the lights down 1 hour before bed - I normally turn on a lamp so my room is lit, but darker than usual, it mimics sunset
  • Don't drink any caffeine after 4pm
  • Don't eat too close to bed
  • Stop using screens 1 hour before bed (if possible) - the blue light produced by screens is similar to the wavelengths of sunlight, which makes the body think it is daytime and time to be awake
  • Listen to a meditation tape
  • Try progressive muscle relaxation while in bed - this involves tensing a part of the body for 5 counts, and then releasing the tension. You move your way through the whole body, and it promotes physical relaxation 

I hope some of that helps. All the best x

Re: TW: Permanent scars, not taking care of my health, losing emotions, and I just can't be okay rn.

Thank you @queenP. I think that will also help.
I'll try them all, and I think I'm going to head to bed now.

Goodnight everybody. Thanks for the help.

Re: TW: Permanent scars, not taking care of my health, losing emotions, and I just can't be okay rn.

Thank you so much @queenP, @Tiny_leaf.

Those tips helped more than me just trying to sleep.
I'm still extremely tired, and I can still see myself unconscious on the stage, but I see that less than I did.

Guys, It's finally show day! Opening night tonight, and closing night tomorrow night!
Then I can dye my hair on the Sunday!

Wish me luck guys! Smiley Very Happy

 

*Yawn*

Re: TW: Permanent scars, not taking care of my health, losing emotions, and I just can't be okay rn.

Good luck @xXLexi_Lou122Xx!!

This probably isn't brilliant for your long term sleep, but naps/ rests in the car can be a quick way to catch up on sleep, which might help a bit.

Re: TW: Permanent scars, not taking care of my health, losing emotions, and I just can't be okay rn.

Hi @xXLexi_Lou122Xx 

Sorry I haven't replied for a little while was at some training. 

Here are my sleep tips 

  • Don't go on your phone 30 mins before sleep
  • Take nice deep breaths for 1 minute 
  • Listen to calming noises, Spotify has lots of playlist, I am currently listening to nature sounds
  • Give myself a face massage, it sounds silly but is really relaxing

That is exciting about opening night, I am sure it will be amazing. Yay for colouring your hair that is something I love to do.

Re: TW: Permanent scars, not taking care of my health, losing emotions, and I just can't be okay rn.

Thanks guys.

I haven’t slept properly at all, but I’ll be okay after tomorrow. Then I can dye my hair. Finally!

Closing night tonight, which will be good. Yay!

Re: TW: Permanent scars, not taking care of my health, losing emotions, and I just can't be okay rn.

Hey @xXLexi_Lou122Xx,

 

Sounds like you're getting through things okay, despite the lack of sleep and the stress you've been feeling about passing out on stage. You're a trooper and you are going to smash this last performance! It's great to see you finding some positives in a not-so-great situation.

 

What colour are you going to dye your hair?

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“Your now is not your forever."
― John Green, Turtles All the Way Down

Re: TW: Permanent scars, not taking care of my health, losing emotions, and I just can't be okay rn.

Thanks @MisoBear 

 

i’m dying my hair pink blue and purple.

it will be fun!

Re: TW: Permanent scars, not taking care of my health, losing emotions, and I just can't be okay rn.

Omg, so colourful! I'm imagining you'll look like fairy floss in the best possible way? Or maybe it's more like bright pink, blue and purple?

____________________________________________________
“Your now is not your forever."
― John Green, Turtles All the Way Down

Re: TW: Permanent scars, not taking care of my health, losing emotions, and I just can't be okay rn.

@MisoBear,
More like bright pink purple and blue.
It's the UltraBrights from schwarzkopf.
They make a good mix, I like to think.