You need more sleep.
I'm going to make this post quick because I'd like to get to sleep, oh, right about NOW. But I'll sleep better if I write this post and publish it first. I've missed my regular weekly posts because I've been profoundly exhausted from a sinus infection and have used every ounce of energy to do only what was necessary. Although that also happened to include outlining and partially designing three new courses (one of which I created while teaching the first iteration).
Have you ever been so tired that you cannot sleep? That's the way I've been feeling. Laying down a lot but not getting proper sleep. That, however, is changing. Right now. Tonight, in fact. Because, hey...
Happy New Year!
Write down your intentions of what you want to consciously create in your life. Long hand. On paper. Just make a list. Tonight or tomorrow would be good because after that the moon moves into another sign. (Don't ask me which. Not an astrologer.)
I need more quality sleep. So that's big on my intention agenda. As I consider how to bring about more quality sleep, I know exactly what I need to change.
1. Less to no coffee.
2. Less to no computer screen time before bed.
3. Less to no eating before bed.
4. No electronics in my bedroom (at least, none turned on in any way.)
5. Definitely no alcohol.
on the plus side
6. More clean, pretty, good quality bed linens (well, I think I have plenty).
7. More reading at night.
8. More lavender and eucalyptus and calming, sacred essential oils diffusing and on the soles of my feet.
9. More intentional release of daytime worries and
10. more trust in the universe.
Yep. That's my list. Because...
I want to be brainwashed!
I'll bet you've had that common experience of going to bed with a problem and waking up with the solution. Well, that's a perfect example of it all coming out in the wash. The brain wash! Just writing about it makes me want to conk out right now. But I am already doing one major thing that will keep me from quality sleep. Staring at a computer screen late at night. But on the other hand, I'm going to publish this post tonight and that will alleviate some anxiety, so... you know, six of one, half a dozen of another. (I wonder how many more pithy phrases I can include before wrapping this thing up.)
Well, 'nuff said. Time for you know what.
Click here for the tune and the lyrics, as I learned them, are:
Now run along home and jump into bed.
Say your prayers and cover up your head.
The very same thing I say unto you,
You dream of me and I'll dream of you.
Good night! Good night! Good night! Good night! Good night!
Everything will look different in the morning.