Posts Tagged ‘sleep’

I’ve Got Problems

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

How about you?

I have read that the only people without problems are those in graveyards.

In that case, I’m glad…in fact I’m thrilled, I’ve got the ones I have!

Having problems means I’m alive and a fully functioning individual. It doesn’t get any better than that!

If I took my problems and put them in a box, wrapped them up and exchanged them for someone else’s, I’m betting I would ultimately want mine back because my problems are my own. I’m uniquely qualified to solve them.

Each night I go to bed I can drift off to sleep knowing that I will ask better questions tomorrow and by doing so get closer to finding solutions to my problems.

And speaking of solutions, have you ever noticed how much easier it is to think of solutions to other peoples problems but then hit a brick wall when it comes to solving your own?

I think it’s got something to do with distance and ownership. There’s no pressure when it comes to finding solutions to other people’s problems. You’re removed which gives you distance; they belong to someone else and thus you don’t own them. You become a plethora of advice once you’re on the outside looking in… (more…)

Sleeping In

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

I realized the other day there are most likely opportunities I’ve missed because I love to sleep in. I figure that all week long I’ve woke to an alarm at a totally unreasonable hour so like to reward myself with more sleep at least one weekend morning.

This is usually a good thing–we’ve got to rest when we need it. Other times it’s more of a problem as when there is something we’ve been invited to do that might actually bring us joy but decide not to because it’s too early and we want more sleep. We all know whether we’re sleeping to avoid something out of anxiety or because we really do need more rest.

Sleeping in during the work week can really be problematic…say you’ve overslept and don’t get to work on time. How many times in a month can a person show up late before it becomes noticeable from an employer’s perspective? Once is forgiven, occasionally maybe, once or more a week–most likely a pattern is noticed… (more…)