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What do you do when you have a problem that you can't solve until the next morning?

Asked by shpadoinkle_sue (7188points) December 12th, 2010

I have a spectacularly monumental hard time calming down. So anything that involves deep breaths or trying to convince myself to relax will not work. I wish it did, trust me. I’ve been away from my computer for a awhile. I’ve only recently gotten back and I got some really, really crappy news. Bascially, the situation right now is that I’m faced with the issue of getting kicked out a vocational program that I’ve waited literally years to get into. Someone who has helped me get certain requirements is giving my teachers different answers that they gave me and this could get me kicked out. I’m going crazy and I probably won’t sleep at all tonight, so I’m not concerned about getting any sleep. Does anyone have any suggestions that could help me at least not have a major panic attack in the meantime?

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Odysseus's avatar

Sleep on it.
Go do some exercise, burn yourself out and get rid of the nervous energy.

YARNLADY's avatar

Shower, put on a good movie, and pick up my latest needlepoint project, then go to bed as soon as I feel sleepy.

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

A lap dance from my favorite stripper usually takes my mind off things.

snowberry's avatar

Under different circumstances, I write down my options, figure out a plan of attack for resolving it, sort out the outcomes, and go to sleep. In this situation, I would find it harder to sleep. Melatonin has worked well for me in the past, but it’s not for anyone with hormone issues, autoimmune problems, or teens and young adults whose hormones are not yet normalized. There are various herbal preparations that may help, as well as L-tryptophan. Wickepedia tells us “Many people found tryptophan to be a safe and reasonably effective sleep aid, probably due to its ability to increase brain levels of serotonin (a calming neurotransmitter when present in moderate levels).”

augustlan's avatar

If you have any Xanax or a beer, you could give that a try. If not, distraction is probably your best bet. Watch a funny movie, read a great book, paint/draw/write, etc.

Rytt's avatar

I would agree most with the exercising and music to wear you out. A movie or book (unless you’re really into it) will probably not engage you quite enough to forget your problem. Otherwise, you can crank music and start cleaning or working on a project. Something that you HAVE to focus on completely to get it done.

janbb's avatar

I guess it’s a moot point by now, but if I couldn’t solve it and I couldn’t sleep, I would distract myself with a soothing book or a funny movie.

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

Sorry it took me awhile to get back. My internet is dumb right now. Thanks to everyone for helping me out. The problem isn’t entirely solved right now, but I actully did get to sleep. Thanks again very much to everyone who helped. :)

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