Lying Awake Thinking

I don’t want this to come off as…controversial, but I’m not totally convinced that America really exists. I’ve met ‘Americans’, and their accent just never sounds like something that would develop naturally over time. Meanwhile, I’ve seen America…on TV. Always on TV. Why IS that? I’ve been to Japan, I’ve been to England, I’ve even been to Russia, but for all I know, America is just a prank, bro. It’s a great prank, but still.

These are the things I distract myself with while I’m lying awake at night. Seriously, if my thoughts aren’t going to weird places, they go to dark places, and weird is better.

Weird thoughts, like ‘I should take a stress management course’. Not that weird, but it would be weird, for me, because my trademark method of dealing with problems is to bottle everything up inside me and never, ever let it out, ever. It keeps things under wraps and no one suspects a thing, except our work counsellor who did suspect a thing. But he cheated by knowing about human psychology. Yep, just a dirty cheater.

He’s saying that I’m on the verge of a mental breakdown from working too hard and not giving myself time to de-stress, which I don’t think is really a thing. I’m not even thirty and I’m still an old-fashioned gent who believes that talking about things and discussing things and going on stress management courses to deal with things. Things in general just get in the way of life and work.

But it looks like corporate stress management is in my future anyway, what with the company creating a whole day where we all have to go along. A whole day of work, lost, and I’m still not convinced that it’ll help with the sleep issues, or the general negative vibe of my entire life. I guess I have no choice but to give it a go, though.