Why do i wake up thinking about how awful the day already is?

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Last Updated: 10/11/2016 at 9:33pm
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Anonymous
February 7th, 2015 11:02am
It's hard to answer that question without knowing what, exactly, is going on for you. However, for me, this is common when I am in a state of depression or anxiety. It is also common when I am in a stressful life situation, or something terrible has just happened. If it were me, I would try to figure out what was triggering it, and then take measures to stop it.
lilacenchantress
February 7th, 2015 5:06pm
Negative vibes. You've thought too much about life and everything else in a pessimistic light, that it scientifically has hard wired itself to your brain. The best way to overcome this is to actually start thinking positively about every possible thing and go to sleep early, avoid staying up late or watching depressing movies or reading depressing or tragic novels.
Anonymous
February 15th, 2015 8:11am
Maybe yesterday was a bad day, or you are having a bad week. Whatever happened the previous day influences the way you think. You woke up with a negative attitude towards your day, and if you dont change your attitude, eventually you would have another bad day, which could have been the best day of your life. Its all about having a positive attitude and an open mind!
DreamIndexed
May 5th, 2015 3:54am
Congratulations, you might have earned the duplicitous gift of depression. Once or twice and it might just be stress or a bad night of sleep, but months to years and you should probably see a doctor and or make some serious changes in your life.
lisahart0811
May 30th, 2015 3:04am
When I have weeks or months in a row that give me a perceived idea of what is to come, I see every new day the same way. The fear of what has come turns into a fear of what will be and therefore turns into a reality. However set in my mind it is or isn't the negativity really does have influence when it is given full reign.
OpenMindOpenEars
June 10th, 2015 2:25am
Sometimes we seem to be on a bad roll and every day becomes more challenging than the one before. However, realizing that things will get better if we believe they will makes a big change in the following day.
Anonymous
July 6th, 2015 8:32am
That's maybe because you need more motivation. Try to make a schedule, maybe that could help to forget some annoying problems :)
CheekySquirrel
July 6th, 2015 10:57pm
From my own experience it is because of stress and depression and a mixture of environment and people. Sometimes all of it overloads your brain and you even after a good sleep you still wake up feeling overwhelmed. However, remember plenty of people have been through this and understand. There is a bright side to this all and sometimes a simple little step like giving yourself some me time in the morning for a cup of coffee somewhere or talking on here is still that first step to a recovery and makes you very brave to do so :)
TheWeepingWillow
July 13th, 2015 7:54pm
This may be a sign of depression or general negative thoughts. When this happens, try to switch your thoughts to how awesome today is going to be! See what happens! Good luck!
Anonymous
July 28th, 2015 12:43pm
Maybe it's because you are just focusing on the negative things in life and not the positive. Maybe you might want to try and think about some positives, write the positive aspects down so when you wake up you can look in the book and wake up feeling a bit more positive.
kchristine21
August 31st, 2015 7:03am
You may think the day will be awful because maybe the day before was awful. The weather may also make you feel awful because it may conflict with your plans. or you may wake up feeling this way just based on the fact you may have to go to school or a unenjoyable job.
Anonymous
November 3rd, 2015 10:59am
Maybe because you are stressed out. And you haven't started the day yet if you just woke up. Try to think positivley about things. :)
Anonymous
November 17th, 2015 12:31pm
Usually when I have this my state of mind before I went to bed was afwul. Or I just didn't reslly get any rest. I try to get out of bed anyways and stick to my routine as much as possible. Hell, i'll even thorw in a bath if i have the time, if not, a shower's great too. Eat some breakfast. Take care of yourself before the day 'really' starts. That usually helps me.
stardustvalley
December 8th, 2015 3:19pm
Because something keeps you away from having hope, from thinking positively and starting the day giving it a chance to be good. Thinking negatively isn't easy to change, it is something caused by past experiences or disappointments but changing the way you think will change your view on life and give you a healthy, new perspective you could not see before.
Anonymous
January 4th, 2016 10:59am
Because you lack positivity. Start the day off by forcing yourself to think of the good things that could happen and soon you will wake up feeling positive and hopeful without even thinking about it.
Anonymous
June 20th, 2016 5:17am
often times, we live in the past and contemplate about how awful our present/ future will be because of our past experiences. The first thing, to do, is to get up, get dressed and go out- anyway. Keeping yourself a remainder about that is the best way to carry forward.
Anonymous
July 18th, 2016 3:52pm
Because I had a bad sleep. It is not comfortable for me. May be my bed was not good. May be I have an illness. But this is not unsoluble.
usefulLight67
July 19th, 2016 3:35am
Because you might be too stressed or have pressure in some way .. Try to be positive and optimistic and all these thoughts will change .
Anonymous
October 11th, 2016 8:35am
You may have had a bad dream, or slept uncomfortably last night subconsciously. You can prevent that with morning stretches or a relaxing activity.
TacoSoup
October 11th, 2016 9:33pm
Because you aren't focusing on the joy that is all around you. In the park, in the sky, in your heart anywhere you wish to let love grow, there will be joy.