I have this song from the Barenaked Ladies going through my head:
The lyrics of the chorus are:
Who needs sleep? Well, you’re never gonna get it.
Who needs sleep? Tell me what’s that for?
Who needs sleep? Be happy with what you’re gettin’
There’s a guy who’s been awake since the Second World War.
For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been falling behind on my sleep. Not lots, just a little bit each night. It adds up fast, though. And then, Daylight Savings Time hit. And I chose to stay up that night watching movies. Now I am paying the price.
Each morning it has been getting more and more challenging to get myself out of bed. I want to sleep a little bit longer. And now I am starting to notice the effects it is having on my meditation.
I’m having trouble focusing. I always start my meditation session by grounding and connecting with the earth. The past couple of days, I have had a really hard time even doing that much without my mind interrupting me for something. It’s wandering all over the place chattering on about this or that, visualizing what happened in the book I read or the movie I saw, playing the same songs over and over and playing the “What If” game.
This last one is particularly frustrating. Because the mind’s job is protection, when my mind starts playing the What If game, it usually comes up with disasters. What if I don’t have money to pay that bill? What if I can’t get the time off I want? What if my alarm doesn’t go off? What if an earthquake happens here? What if…well, you get the idea.
Logically, I know that many of these things are never going to come to pass. And energetically, I know the What If game is sabotaging me manifesting what I want to create in my life.
So this week, the request my coach made of me is to GET MORE SLEEP! Getting the proper amount of sleep is a way of honoring myself, one I have not been taking seriously. I certainly haven’t made it a priority. This week, it is my priority. Only an emergency is going to keep me from getting a good night’s sleep.
That’s the plan anyway. Wish me luck, and I’ll let you know how it goes!