So been reading a lot and thinking a lot, it's half term for me (secondary school teacher) at the mo so got a bit of time to reflect, that's when my 2 year old isn't causing me to rage. I don't feel as tho I am as focused on my neck pain as I had been. The pain is still there but I feel a bit different about myself. I feel a bit depressed actually and was wondering if this is the repressed emotions making their way out to my conscious. I've found the time off from school very beneficial in my healing and am thinking of taking more time off in the next academic year. After all could it be teaching that is contributing to my TMS, it can be very demanding, especially when you don't sleep well and your immune system is weak all the time. Is it good to take time off from the norm or should I stick to routine and plough thru.