Sleep Oh Sleep!

Normally, I sleep on an average of nine hours a day. A lot of people say I am so lucky. I believe I am but come to think of it, maybe the number of our sleep hours depends on us. Way back college, nursing days were so stressful I only slept for 6 hours daily except on Sundays. I have many things on my plate and a lot of times 24 hours wasn’t enough. So I suffered from insomnia and had to take sleeping pills just to get my eyes closed.

Just now, I realized I am wasting my time sleeping for nine or more hours in a day. Something is kinda wrong about this.
1. Books – My books are getting pretty dirty on my bookshelf. Some of them are still wrapped in covers. Reading has been my passion since gradeschool. How come, I ain’t in the mood for reading lately? I also became an orbicularist (someone who reads in bed) though deep in my heart, I am aware that it’s not a good practice. My eyes are also suffering, day by day, seems like everything looks a lil bit blurry.
2. Exercise – Can’t remember the last time I stretched my muscles and cracked my bones. Once my alarm rings, I’m up instantly and straight to the comfort room I go.
3. Television – One of the stuff on this earth that I have a love and hate relationship with. Never loved watching too many tv shows or series. I just simply miss National Geographic and HBO Channel.
4. FM Radio – Though I have an Ipod, listening to radio shows like Sunday Slowdown are one of the best things in life. Chillin’ on a weekend isn’t complete without it. Lately, I’d rather sleep it off.

To top it all, I’m sleeping like a hibernating mammal. I guess this is not good as well. One quote I came across with says “Do not sleep for too long, coz you might miss out on some great things”.


“Mind over Matter”

I haven’t thought much about this quote before. Now it seems like I need to believe in it, or else I will find myself in the midst of nothingness. Most of the time, since I have been so busy with my life, like wokring, doing errands, and spending quality time with my loved ones, I always feel sleepy. It came to me as a surprise as well. I was never the type that easily gets sleepy specially when I am doing something I need to do.

The other day, I found myself fighting over my heavy eyelashes. No matter how I shake my body and exercise in the washroom, it didn’t work! 5 minutes before our supposed to be “15 minute break” in the office, my head was already down and I felt so weary. After work, I went home and slept straight for 12 hours.

What am I doing? Seriously, I am turning into a little monster, letting go of my good habits and all. Feels bad, so see? I need to get this “Mind over Matter” practice once again before I turn into a useless monster.

Hoping to feel better soon, what are your thoughts?