More than a few times I've darted up from bed at 3 a.m., convinced I just missed a school board meeting or some early-morning assignment.
Quite often, I dream I forgot to submit a photo assignment or failed to put metadata in a story - a job duty at which I notoriously fail.
Work haunts me on a regular basis.
So when I read this article today, I was pleased to see my misery has company. In the story, a dream expert explains what some common "work nightmares" could mean.
It's perhaps not surprising that we spend our nights thinking about how we spent a good chunk of our day.
I know I would do well to learn how to leave the job at the office, but I'm pretty high-strung and constantly worried about what I forgot to do or still need to do the next day. I could probably alleviate some stress by being more organized, but along with remembering metadata, organization is a quality that doesn't come naturally with me.
I'm learning, though. I'm much better than I was a year ago.
The nightmares have also become less frequent with time, and I've learned to think about something OTHER than work while drifting off to sleep. Sometimes in the mornings, after a clear night's sleep, the things I forgot to do the day before actually pop into my head.
Funny how that works.
Do you have work nightmares?
How do you alleviate your nighttime anxieties?
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