I’m a nervous wreck today. I didn’t go to work because of my nerves, and even though I always spend the whole day feeling guilty about staying out of work, I keep doing it anyway. I tried to sleep in, but wasn’t able to because the anxiety kept flooding in and making my heart pound. I finally gave up on trying to sleep. I got up and tried to identify what was making me so jittery but I just can’t. Every little noise I hear makes me jump. I don’t feel like going out or doing anything, but if I stay inside I will go nuts. I turned off the TV because the news makes me crazy. I tried to read a book but it’s hard to focus. Maybe I’ll bake something or just drive somewhere. I hate this feeling. I feel like jumping out of my skin. It helps a little to write about it though. Usually in the evenings it’s better, so I just have to wait, I guess.