Thanks so much for sharing your story here as well.
For all of you reading this, Brent has a thread called "Problems sleeping with depression" you might like to check out some of the helpful information and suggestions that have been shared on that thread.
Hi again Brent, some of the suggestions in the information I have posted from the internet might help you. There are some helpful ideas under GENERAL SUGGESTIONS.
Would it help you to have a worry time and hour or so before bed. You could write down all that is troubling you and work out if those thoughts will actually eventuate.
When you wake up in the night, you can remind yourself you have already dealt with those issues.
Could you read a book for half an hour to help your mind think of something else, count sheep or sing a song in your head, anything to distract your mind.
It takes a while to get into the habit of doing this.
I also try to do something pleasant in the mornings as a ritual for "happiness at the start of the day" before I go to work. It might be to do some stretches, play with the cat, go for a walk, feed the chooks, do a Sudoku puzzle. It helps me to look forward to the morning.
I then think of something enjoyable I would like to do when I get home. I work for the elderly in their homes, so my days are never the same. Sometimes I will have a couple of hours to spare between clients, but don't really have the option of going home, so I try to use that time productively as well.
Even if it is just sitting in the sun in a park enjoying the sound of the birds.
This is quite a long post already! Would you like to share what it is about work that has you feeling this way? Maybe if we help you work that out as well, you might feel better about work. Or maybe not, but at least you will have had a chat about it!
Cheers for now from Mrs. Dools