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14 Struggles That All People Who Stay Up Late Would Understand

14 Struggles That All People Who Stay Up Late Would Understand

I remember those nights that I got so caught up with my thoughts that I could not sleep, and it made me want to write this. Because it is hell when you are not like every other person, and you are not sleeping at the hour you are supposed to.

As children, whether we wanted it or not our parents pushed us to go to bed at a particular hour. But as we grew older what was popular and known to us become unknown. Parties and trying to make sure we are ready for our exams made us take the night to be the day. And so when we become victims of staying up late we should understand these:

1. You can watch TV or late night shows

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    This seems to be your only companion. Everyone in the house must have gone to sleep and left you with your lonely fate.

    2. You have got no one to pick up your calls
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      You may feel that you can catch up with a longtime pal but unfortunately they are either asleep or do not want to be disturbed by someone who should be sleeping.

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      3. You then have to try and call someone you swore you will never call again
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        You wouldn’t have done this, but you are so worked up about being lonely that you reach out to someone who has hurt you in the past.

        4. You can see your life in just one night

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          Yes, your life from past to future plays before you in your thoughts. You make plans and adjust scenarios that shouldn’t have happened.

          5. You go to bed and force yourself to sleep

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            You want to pretend you are asleep and try to be like everyone else. But you are stuck. Being in bed is like having a date with boredom because it helps you to worry and imagine that will never happen.

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            6. You think the night is longer than the day

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              Your mind starts playing tricks on you. You feel the night is a longer period than the day. You really can’t wait for daylight to come. Yet you manage to force yourself to sleep and make the most out of what you have left of the night.

              7. Your neighbors say you are different

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                Everyone living around you tells you to get a life and get your act together. They don’t understand you because they can just figure out why someone uses the night to be active rather than being in bed.

                8. You don’t have the best of days

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                  You wake up and have to be like every other person who slept all through the night. Even the thought of it saddens and weakens you. You really wish you could have a normal night sleep because your days are abnormal.

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                  9. You are eating breakfast when others are having their lunch

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                    When you finally get some sleep, you wake up really late. You wake up so late you have to eat late as well.

                    10. You are not understood by anyone
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                      Everyone thinks you are either selfish or you are on intentional mission to upset the plans of nature. It is as if the all world is angry at you.

                      11. You are always waking up guilty
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                        You wake up feeling bad about your sleeping habits. You convince yourself you will work hard at sleeping early.

                        12. You are inquisitive about your environment

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                          You sleep so late that you expect anything to pop out and make you frightened. You are suspicious about every sound you hear.

                          13. You make plans to fix your life
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                            Everything that is going wrong in your life has to be fixed with the strategy you devise on this night. You are all worked up and figuring out to make things right in your life.

                            14. You become lazy
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                              The only thing that seems to be working is your mind. You are lazy and though you want to do so much, you are stuck with either watching TV or binge watching movies on Netflix.

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                              Last Updated on September 12, 2019

                              12 Things You Should Remember When Feeling Lost in Life

                              12 Things You Should Remember When Feeling Lost in Life

                              Even the most charismatic people you know, whether in person or celebrities of some sort, experience days where they feel lost in life and isolated from everyone else.

                              While it’s good to know we aren’t alone in this feeling, the question still remains:

                              What should we do when we feel lost and lonely?

                              Here are 12 things to remember:

                              1. Recognize That It’s Okay!

                              The truth is, there are times you need to be alone. If you’ve always been accustomed to being in contact with people, this may prove difficult.

                              However, learning how to be alone and comfortable in your own skin will give you confidence and a sense of self reliance.

                              We cheat ourselves out of the opportunity to become self reliant when we look for constant companionship.

                              Learn how to embrace your me time: What Your Fear of Being Alone Is Really About and How to Get over It

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                              2. Use Your Lost and Loneliness as a Self-Directing Guide

                              You’ve most likely heard the expression: “You have to know where you’ve been to know where you’re going.”

                              Loneliness also serves as a life signal to indicate you’re in search of something. It’s when we’re in the midst of solitude that answers come from true soul searching.

                              Remember, there is more to life than what you’re feeling.

                              3. Realize Loneliness Helps You Face the Truth

                              Being in the constant company of others, although comforting sometimes, can often serve as a distraction when we need to face the reality of a situation.

                              Solitude cuts straight to the chase and forces you to deal with the problem at hand. See it as a blessing that can serve as a catalyst to set things right!

                              4. Be Aware That You Have More Control Than You Think

                              Typically, when we see ourselves as being lost or lonely, it gives us an excuse to view everything we come in contact with in a negative light. It lends itself to putting ourselves in the victim mode, when the truth of the matter is that you choose your attitude in every situation.

                              No one can force a feeling upon you! It is YOU who has the ultimate say as to how you choose to react.

                              5. Embrace the Freedom That the Feeling of Being Alone Can Offer

                              Instead of wallowing in self pity, which many are prone to do because of loneliness, try looking at your circumstance as a new-found freedom.

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                              Most people are in constant need of approval of their viewpoints. Try enjoying the fact that  you don’t need everyone you care about to support your decisions.

                              6. Acknowledge the Person You Are Now

                              Perhaps you feel a sense of loneliness and confusion because your life circumstances have taken you away from the persona that others know to be you.

                              Perhaps the new you differs radically from the old. Realize that life is about change and how we react to that change. It’s okay that you’re not who you used to be.

                              Take a look at this article and learn to accept your imperfect self: Accept Yourself (Flaws and All): 7 Benefits of Being Vulnerable

                              7. Keep Striving to Do Your Best

                              Often those who are feeling isolated and unto themselves will develop a defeatist attitude. They’ll do substandard work because their self esteem is low and they don’t care.

                              Never let this feeling take away your sense of worth! Do your best always and when you come through this dark time, others will admire how you stayed determined in spite of the obstacles you had to overcome.

                              And to live your best life, you must do this ONE thing: step out of your comfort zone.

                              8. Don’t Forget That Time Is Precious

                              When we’re lost in a sea of loneliness and depression, it’s all too easy to reflect on regrets of past life events. This does nothing but feed negativity and perpetuate the situation.

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                              Instead of falling prey to this common pitfall, put one foot in front of the other and acknowledge every positive step you take. By doing this, you can celebrate the struggles you overcome at the end of the day.

                              9. Remember, Things Happen for a Reason

                              Every circumstance we encounter in our life is designed to teach us and that lesson is in turn passed on to others.

                              Sometimes we’re fortunate enough to figure out the lesson to be learned, while other times, we simply need to have faith that if the lesson wasn’t meant directly for us to learn from, how we handled it was observed by someone who needed to learn.

                              Your solitude and feeling of lost, in this instance, although painful possibly, may be teaching someone else.

                              10. Journal During This Time

                              Record your thoughts when you’re at the height of loneliness and feeling lost. You’ll be amazed when you reflect back at how you viewed things at the time and how far you’ve come later.

                              This time (if recorded) can give you a keen insight into who you are and what makes you feel the way you feel.

                              11. Remember You Aren’t the First to Feel This Way

                              It’s quite common to feel as if we’re alone and no one else has ever felt this way before. We think this because at the time of our distress, we’re silently observing others around us who are seemingly fine in every way.

                              The truth is, we can’t possibly know the struggles of those around us unless they elect to share them. We ALL have known this pain!

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                              Try confiding in someone you trust and ask them how they deal with these feelings when they experienced it. You may be surprised at what you learn.

                              12. Ask for Help If the Problem Persists

                              The feeling of being lost and lonely is common to everyone, but typically it will last for a relatively short period of time.

                              Most people will confess to, at one time or another, being in a “funk.” But if the problem persists longer than you feel it should, don’t ignore it.

                              When your ability to reason and consider things rationally becomes impaired, do not poo poo the problem away and think it isn’t worthy of attention. Seek medical help.

                              Afraid to ask for help? Here’s how to change your outlook to aim high!

                              Final Thoughts

                              Loneliness and a sense of feeling lost can in many ways be extremely painful and difficult to deal with at best. However, these feelings can also serve as a catalyst for change in our lives if we acknowledge them and act.

                              Above anything, cherish your mental well being and don’t underestimate its worth. Seek professional guidance if you’re unable to distinguish between a sense of freedom for yourself and a sense of despair.

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