Saturday, May 9, 2009

In Sleep's Embrace

You may feel intensely drained, and this lack of energy can compromise your ability to meet your objectives.

If your schedule is overfull or you feel overwhelmed by the challenges contained therein, you may be taxing yourself to your very physical, mental and emotional limits.

Your tiredness may thus have little to do with your sleeping habits, yet you may nonetheless find relief in slumber's touch. The liveliness and awareness you usually enjoy will likely return today once you have blocked off some time in your agenda that you can devote to napping. Even a short period of sleep can refresh you so that you can carry on with your day.

Fatigue can be a sign that we are working too hard in our personal and professional lives. If there is nothing we can do to trim down our schedule of responsibilities, it may seem that there is similarly nothing we can do to relieve ourselves of the burden of weariness we have unintentionally hoisted onto our own shoulders. Naps, however, can offer us an uninterrupted period of rest into which no distractions can intrude. When we doze, our imagination wanders, and we enjoy a level of emotional freedom that is hard to come by in our daily lives. The fact that our exhaustion vanishes is almost less important than the respite a good nap gives us from the worries that might otherwise become a permanent fixture in our minds. The short bouts of sleep you enjoy today can help you cope with busyness easily and naturally.

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1 comment:

  1. Today this is exactly what I'm doing! I was so happy to see this because I was beginning to think something was "wrong" with me, but I just couldn't get any gas in the tank!!

    So, I decided, in my mind, to just cancel the day, stay in my jammies under the covers, and go in and out of sleep all day.

    Thank you for helping me erase the guilt feelings I was having, now I know a day like this should be in my routine and not to question it next time.