Your prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “close eyes and point.” When you’re ready to write your post, open a book, a newspaper, or whatever is handy and close your eyes and point. Whatever word or picture your finger lands on, make that the basis of your SoCS/JusJoJan post. Enjoy!
I am reading Khaled Hosseini’s “And the mountain echoed” currently. A wonderful book. I used that book for this prompt and my finger landed on the word “Sleep”. Certainly a favourite activity for many of us.
We take sleep for so granted especially when we are younger. I see that in my daughter who prides in sleeping late and at the same time I am struggling for sleep.
I am having good nights and bad nights. There are nights I sleep really well waking up energised. There are some nights when I wake up ,surprisingly most of the time at 3:19 AM. On comparatively good night I can go back to sleep and sleep really well. Then there are those bad nights when I cant go back to sleep and remain awake till 6 AM and doze off to sleep only to be woken up by my alarm. I hate those nights and they are pretty regular these days. Not sleeping well has an impact on my days. I am lethargic, cant bring myself to exercise and eat more and ruin my weight loss program.
I am trying to reduce those nights. I meditate daily at least for 20 minutes. I have learnt sleep meditation and it definitely helps. I do not drink coffee after 5 PM as I have noticed it has impact on my sleep. I am trying not to use my phone two hours before sleep and I am failing regularly at that.
A good nights sleep is pure blessing and we all should work towards it. Best luck and have a good night!