I’ve finally learnt not to allow worry and fears for the future keep me awake. It almost took a lifetime but I finally got there. The heartache and the guilt disappeared too – good riddance! I don’t work anymore. And strangely, coffee doesn’t keep me awake any longer, either.
Do you want to know what does it for me?
A good book. Yes, I can stay up all night if I’m enjoying a book. I just ‘have to’ finish it. The last book that did it for me was my friend, Leah Griffith’s book – [amazon_link id=”0985306610″ target=”_blank” ]Cosette’s Tribe[/amazon_link]. I smiled, I cried and I stayed up until 3 am until I finished it. (Review coming soon.)
A bad dream works too. My dreams are very vivid and often a bad dream will wake me up. Then, I deliberately keep awake for a while because I don’t want the dream to continue. The night before last, I had a dream like that. I was travelling in a city bus and suddenly a rather ill-looking lion appeared on the road. I kept yelling at the driver to run over it, even though I am an animal lover when awake! I was also screaming to the conductor to close the door to prevent the lion from getting into the bus. All that noise was enough to wake me up. I refused to count sheep after that for fear the lion would re-appear and eat the poor dears up. 😉
What keeps you awake at night?
I’m taking part in BlogFEST 2012 – the biggest blog party in October! Today’s host is Susan M Dusterhoft who blogs at Today’s Working Woman. Read her post here.
- Bad Dreams and Husbands – Or, Love the Will (jaybirdtakesflight.com)
- Seeing Pretties In My Sleep?! (poetesswug-thewugsbackyardblogspot.blogspot.com)