24 January 2021

Insomnia - a poem and a solution

Why can't you sleep?

What causes it in me? Stress... good or bad! And of course long distance running ;) 

Last week I had two great meetings on one day! That night I was too excited to sleep, and yet the next morning I woke up refreshed... because:


Into the night

Now I run

So many things

Off the list

Mainly to love

Now I go

Into the night

And all aglow.

Where is my bedroom?

So what then, is my trick to get a good night's sleep? Well, I need to get my mind off of the "present" stresses. And so I meditate on a physical action... something repeatable. It is kind of like an earworm for the brain, but more pleasant. For me, I go to the action of bowling in a cricket match; both interesting and boring. And I sleep! 

Sleep is the best medicine (laughter, the 2nd best... and apples are over rated!) Sleep helps keep you healthy, recover from stress (physical or emotional) and recover from illness!

So this week... my sleep goal is 7.45 - 8 hours of sleep a night! What is yours?

Sweet dreams.

1 comment:

  1. "For me, I go to the action of bowling in a cricket match; both interesting and boring" Leg breaks or googlies?

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