Thursday, May 7, 2009


I've never been a very good sleeper.  I'm subject to periods of insomnia, and when I'm going through one, as I am lately, nothing works. I was told years ago by a doctor, not to sleep late when I do get to sleep, finally, as that just interferes even more with the brain's sleep rhythms. So I get up at my usual waking time, but I'm exhausted and....grumpy. I'm in an extended HALT when I'm suffering from insomnia - my tolerance is down, my irritation is up, and I'm soooo tired.

I get good use of my program at these times. I have days where I'm a model of tongue-biting reason on the outside, while inside my head, I'm reciting a slogan, repeatedly, like a mantra.
I've learned that at times such as these, it's always a good idea to talk less, and listen more.

This too shall pass.


  1. Yes, I agree about the lack of sleep. I found that if I don't get at least 7 hours, I'm not at my best. Hope that you have a good night tonight.

  2. Sleep is so important, but I know what it's like not to be able to get it. For years now I've been blessed with the ability to sleep so well then, one night earlier this weekend, I found myself pacing around my apartment. I couldn't figure out what was wrong -- I just couldn't sleep. I haven't tried it yet, but I've heard good things about meditation...perhaps that would work for you.

    Great blog! :)