I just couldn’t fall asleep. My mind was going on and on about the presentation tomorrow. I had worked hard at preparing it, but I still had the feeling it would be a big mess. Or better said, I was feeling anxious because I was thinking the presentation was going to be a disaster.
I kept picturing myself standing in front of a crowd, blanking when asked a question or hearing some negative comment. I could see myself flushing, having a panic attack in front of everybody.
Doing a Stress Log Exercise helped me clearly distinguish my feelings from the negative thinking that was causing these feelings.
Here is a picture of this Stress Log example, dealing with presentation anxiety:
You can also practice your CBT skills using the Stress Log tool at