Full of Angst on Saturday night

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Harmony
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Full of Angst on Saturday night

Post by Harmony » 22 Dec 2013, 01:24

Does anyone else get progressively stressed as Sunday gets closer. I get more nervous as Sunday approaches. Stomach aches.

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Full of Angst on Saturday night

Post by mackay11 » 22 Dec 2013, 04:33

I empathise with you. I try to just accept that I can't change other people's views. I can only respond. Sometimes the response is simply to ignore. I let a lot go in one ear and out the other.

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Re: Full of Angst on Saturday night

Post by DarkJedi » 22 Dec 2013, 09:43

Yes, that's one of the reasons I stopped going to church, but mine is not the right approach. Mackay's approach is much better.
In the absence of knowledge or faith there is always hope.

Once there was a gentile...who came before Hillel. He said "Convert me on the condition that you teach me the whole Torah while I stand on one foot." Hillel converted him, saying: That which is despicable to you, do not do to your fellow, this is the whole Torah, and the rest is commentary, go and learn it."

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Re: Full of Angst on Saturday night

Post by VikingCompass » 22 Dec 2013, 09:54

Tremendously.

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Re: Full of Angst on Saturday night

Post by Daeruin » 22 Dec 2013, 10:46

Definitely. I often have butterflies or a slightly nauseous feeling on Sunday morning. One of my big issues is that I hate feeling like people are disappointed in me. I get a ton of angst every Sunday.
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Re: Full of Angst on Saturday night

Post by Roy » 22 Dec 2013, 13:58

DW seems to have medical issues that are exasterbated by stress and anxiety. Certain callings and assignments are almost sure to be triggers on the days leading up to Sunday.
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Re: Full of Angst on Saturday night

Post by DarkJedi » 22 Dec 2013, 14:14

Seems you're not alone, Harmony. Maybe the real questions should be why are we feeling this angst/anxiety? I once felt church was a refuge from such things. I do have a desire to return to church, and as I have considered why I just don't go (I really don't know the answer to that, but I can't do it), this angst comes to the top of the list.
In the absence of knowledge or faith there is always hope.

Once there was a gentile...who came before Hillel. He said "Convert me on the condition that you teach me the whole Torah while I stand on one foot." Hillel converted him, saying: That which is despicable to you, do not do to your fellow, this is the whole Torah, and the rest is commentary, go and learn it."

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Re: Full of Angst on Saturday night

Post by Harmony » 22 Dec 2013, 16:38

I can see it isn't just me.

I think maybe it is a combination of worrying if the topics are going to be painful to me, or if I'm going to get lots of questions about where the rest of my family is, or if I'm going to disagree with what is spoken from the pulpit. I went into it today and tried to be positive, and it actually ended up being a very positive Christ centered meeting. I can listen to the words of Christ and about love, service and charity in complete agreement. I wish those were the topics every week. Dark Jedi, I too used to think it was a refuge. Often it is not, but today it was.

Thanks for your responses.

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Re: Full of Angst on Saturday night

Post by Ann » 22 Dec 2013, 18:34

Hi, Harmony - I'm glad you had a good Sunday. Maybe because I'm on no one's "radar" and because my family is with me, I feel like I fit in at church. 2nd and 3rd hour are potluck, but Sacrament meeting usually "works" for me as an opportunity to ponder. I actually look forward to it as a reset button. During the week I'm more or less alone with my thoughts and reading and I can get pretty low.
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Re: Full of Angst on Saturday night

Post by SilentDawning » 22 Dec 2013, 18:50

I feel a bit uncomfortable because I don't know what the ward will do to force my hand about where I am living and which Ward I will attend (I attend a ward in which I do not live). I think it would be worse if I was in my home Ward because I would be blatantly refusing callings right now and completely bored. This new Ward at least has moments of mental stimulation.
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