Stress Dreams

The last few nights, I've had stress deeams. I don't call them nightmares, I call them stress dreams, because they are always about stress not fear. In general when I have them they tend to follow the same structure. I see something bad happening, I jump up to try to stop the bad thing from happening, everyone around me either actively gets in my way or begrugenly helps, but no one seems to have the same urgency as I do. They are never about real world events, always something crazy: managing a nuclear plant all alone when the volcano next door erupts. But when I wake up I'm always a combination of stressed and relieved at how silly the dream was.

It's been a few days in a row of waking up thinking my teeth had started falling out, or my bestie was mad at me because she suspected I slept with her boyfriend I'm exhausted. I know I'm having these dreams because my current situation is giving me a lot of stress, but having that stress seep into my dreams is making it harder to deal with it during the day. At a certain point you realized that the environment is toxic and you have to remove yourself. Now if only I could find a way…