I have so much pointless work! I wish I could just go for a run and go to sleep rather than do it.
Scene 1: What Happened?
I'm just working slower and slower, I'm so tired.
Are you going to the conference in the weekend?
No sorry. I would love to, but I have so much work to do!
I'm going to do so badly in all of my competitions and tests because I'm so tired!
Scene 2: Feelings
I'm never going to get through all this work!
It's so unfair that nothing nice or fun ever happens to me!
Scene 3: Behaviour & Impact
No I have already told you I can't come! Can't you see how much work I have?
Can you come and meet with us tomorrow?
Why is she so grumpy? She's getting on my nerves!
I have heaps of schoolwork (homework and assessments) that I am attempting to get through, staying up late and becoming tired and stressed trying to juggle my workload with my extra-curricular activities, and time I want to spend with my friends.
Scene 4: Self Awareness
I'm exhausted, stressed, frustrated, angry, upset, and disappointed. I feel like nothing ever goes my way and adopt a pessimistic attitude towards life. My expression is miserable and I appear worn-out and sad, my hands hanging limply at my sides, my body lacking in energy.
Scene 5: Regulation
My friends don't see much of me, because I am constantly doing work, and when they do see me, I don't have much time to listen to what they have to say, and act grumpy and cross. This makes them feel grumpy, annoyed with me, guilty (because they think they have upset me) and confused as to why I am acting the way I am. They try to tolerate me, but eventually don't communicate with me as much because I am so irritable.