There are times where I do take my own advice, and then there are times where I forget good sleep hygiene and boy does it make a difference. For instance, last night.
And excuse me while I channel my inner Sophia Petrillo – Picture It – Me, all cozy in my bed ready to go to sleep:
“Oh, I need to change something up on my Services page on my website. Will I remember to do it tomorrow? I’m not sure I’ll remember, I should write it down, but I don’t know where my pen and paper went. It used to be next to my bed, but I must have put it somewhere. Too bad I moved that. Ok I’ll just have to think about it and remember to change my services page. It’s kind of funny, I’m thinking about something to do about my business, while not taking my own advice, and that’s keeping me awake. I should write a blog post about not taking my own advice. I hope I remember to do that. I should write it down, but I wonder where my pen and paper went. If I had that I could write down the blog post idea and the other idea I had. Wait, what was that idea? Ummm . . . . Oh yea, my services page. I could get out of bed and write it down somewhere. But I’m very comfortable. I don’t think I want to get up. I wish I still had that paper next to my bed. What ever happened with that anyway? Ok, so tomorrow I want to write a blog post about not being able to fall asleep without my pen and paper, and also I want to update my services page. I hope I remember that. It may be easier to get up and write it down. No, I don’t want to do that. I’m just gonna lay here and think about it. Or maybe I should actually try to fall asleep. Ok, I’m going to focus on my breathing, but wait, if I write a blog post about this, how will I describe how I focus on my breathing. Wait, I’m not focusing on my breathing, I’m still thinking. Ok, I’m going to breath in, and think Re, and breath out, and think Lax. Re – Lax Re – Lax, Oh I hope I remember to update my services page and write a blog post about this. STOP IT, you’re supposed to be going to sleep! Re – Lax, Re – Lax.”
I wish I could say this was the only time I had these thoughts, and during the day, I forget to get the pen and paper. But guess what? I just put the pen and paper next to my bed!
As I was writing this, I was thinking about how kids can have a hard time falling asleep too. We need to give them tools to be able to get their thoughts out as well. A pen and paper can help for older children as well.
And to get you started, here is a link to a bunch of pen and paper sets I searched for on Amazon – http://amzn.to/2EATKMh
Check out this adorable set I found for girls (or anyone who loves unicorns!)
And here are some more choices for kids – http://amzn.to/2BBS4zo
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