Over the past several months I've noticed that I my anxiety increases over the course of the day. I don't always sleep well, often I have high-anxiety dreams and they cause me to wake up multiple times per night. I don't have to be up super early so at least I get enough rest. Once I'm up I'm fairly energized and optimistic but by 2p I see the time and my anxiety level rises.
Something happens, I should be happy the day is more than half over but I get lost thinking about everything wrong in my life, my mistakes, poor decisions, bad time management, questioning if people like me, etc. This continues through the evening, when the house gets quiet and I can't go to bed because I'm so wound up with my thoughts, worries and anxiety. It's a cycle I want desperately to break. I've had some success with CBT but when I'm in session I zero in on one thing (often not what is really bothering me), and I just can't afford it.
Anyone else have this kind of escalating anxiety as the day goes on? Have you found any relief or strategies to deal?