I sleep very badly...have trouble getting to sleep, then have trouble staying asleep. I'd like to go back to work, but feel until my sleep pattern is sorted, I can't. When I'm tired, I'm even more anxious & edgy.
My GP has told me it doesn't work that way...I need to get out and do something, maybe voluntary work, for 1 day a week. Apparently, this will increase my self confidence & help me sleep.
Can't say I'm convinced, to be honest. I've had anxiety/depression for 20 years, so I think I know my own body by now ! He says he's treated 100s of patients & that this is the way to resolve the sleep problem.
Thing is, if I'm so tired & anxious, where do I find the confidence/inclination to go & find this voluntary work ? I don't think he realises how this can make you feel.....
Any ideas anyone ?