Too tired to sleep

UGGGGH! One great thing about being a writer is that you can write anytime of the day or night. Hurrah for the Blog that stands ready to receive the midnight posts from an insomniac writer.

Are you ever up late at night wondering why you are the only one in the house that’s NOT snoring? When you have insomonia

  • What do you do?
  • Do you get up and write?
  • Do you toss and turn?

Write about that for the next 20 minutes.

If you are too tired to sleep, writing about this might be the sleeping pill you need to turn over and drift off to dreamland.

Daylight Savings Time

I’m still sleepy from the time change. I can never adjust to daylight savings time. The switch gets to me all week. I was up at 6 a.m. (PST) this morning trying to do my writing practice. My intention was to get my writing work done early today but I’m falling asleep at the keyboard. Why do we switch times like this anymore? It’s dark in the morning and dark when you get home.

I guess the different perspectives on this have to be noted. I talked to a young person Sunday; a high school student. He loves daylight savings time. Guess being in the dark is more fun than being in the bright light all day —for some high school students. He did have an interesting point that football games just seemed more “right” in the dark stadium with the big lights glaring.

What do you think? Write about the switch to daylight savings time if you experience it. Do you like it? Is the adjustment quick and smooth or are you sleepy for a week like me?

If you live where you don’t have to switch the clocks, what do you think about this? Would you prefer to be forced to switch the time on your clock due to some antiquated rule on the government books?

Meanwhile, I’m going to catch a quick nap before my first teleclass at 9 a.m. this morning.

Working on Overload

How often do you feel that you’re working on overload? That is, you can’t get through your daily “to do” list because you keep adding stuff to it? The projects on the list take longer than expected by hours instead of minutes; interuptions are endless. That’s my life right now.

The first thing that wants to go by the wayside is my writing. But writing can’t go by the wayside. Writing has to be the first thing to stay in the forefront of life. When you write you release some of the pent up frustrations that want to claim your body and mind. Writing reaches down and pulls up emotions that would otherwise keep you preoccupied and unable to concentrate.

Are you feeling overloaded right now? What’s making you feel that way. Today, make your writing practice your “to do” list and write out the steps that you’ll take to get through realistic goals just for today. That way you’ll write, release some frustrations, and provide a goals guide for the rest of your day.