A mask I've worn too well for too long. Talking more about my Lupus/Fibro diagnosis has actually helped me come out of my shell more. Before I didn't want to "bother" anyone, but I've lost friends & family to that type of thinking. I can't anymore
Do you what the "Spoon Theory" is? You start the day with a certain amount of spoons, which get used for different activities. Use this theory to prioritize where you spend your spoons for the day. This could be a good way to prevent your stress from accumulating even more from day to day.
Yes please do not disturb .... we all need whatever sleep we can get when we can sleep. Having been an insomniac and awake from pain often I really do appreciate this. Oh to be back in the days of blissful ignorance when sleeping was just a given.