I’ve been reading Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder,’ be Arianna Huffington this week.
I love it. It’s a great read and feels like a big wise sister helping me out. Arianna promotes the value of sleep in the book. It is a book that you can put down for a very good reason. If you read it in the evening and Arianna is telling you how worthwhile sleep is, it motivates you to get up the stairs, get your P.J.s on and get into bed.
Yes, I know, there’s facebook and emails and a thousand other energy information munchies rolled in update coconut you could devour on your computer but really, how much are you getting out of tapping away half-heartedly as the soft white light of your computer flickers in your retina with promises of a life you don’t have that is just out of your reach and oh so easy to achieve if you just sign up for
So I went to bed at 9.30pm last night and 9.30pm the night before.
My husband looked at me strangely. His look said ‘Really?’ He’s wondering whether I’ll keep this up and so am I.
So now I wonder what more sleep could mean for my life. What if it didn’t mean getting less done and missing out on that PDF with the top ten tips that will change everything? What if I went to bed before the facebook hubbub dies down. Does it ever?
What if I left the online party while people are still eating dessert and have not yet ordered coffee?
What would that mean?
What has it meant so far?
Flipping heck when I look in the mirror in the morning I don’t look so tired. There’s a surprise. Who’d have thought it?
My computer did not get to the point in the evening where it said ‘you are running on excess battery power.’ The bit where I look at that and think ‘does it mean the computer or me?’
I have a topic to go on about on my blog. Sorry.
I’m starting to wonder about researching pillows, sleep quality and all that.
I’m appreciating the time I am awake more.
My attention feels a bit less cloudy, especially in the morning.
I’m not as grumpy in the morning.
I feel as though this is something I have not done in the past to look after myself and now I am, I have more focus for my lovely clients.
I sound a bit smug. – Yup, but realize I’ve only been catching the sleep train for two nights. It leaves early, it’s a rush to get on it and I have not got my yearly pass that covers all zones yet.
Boarding tonight again at 9.30pm for 9.45pm leaving the station. Grab your under eye bags.