I believe in sleep, and plenty of it. my kids have always gone to bed earlier than their friends, though now my 16 year old is up until all hours.
Lately, I haven’t been sleeping as well as I usually do. It might be the fact that I haven’t slept in my own bed in weeks, and that’s always some sort of disorienting. Or it might be that there’s been so much going on in my own little slice of the universe, and in the whole wide world – it’s hard to find true rest in the midst.
Today, I listened to Ariana Huffington on the Happier podcast (podcasts are something else I believe in) talking about sleep. Arianna talked about the transformative powers of sleep, and I was reminded that sleep habits, like eating and exercise habits, need tending. She said that, for her, the first indication that she is not getting enough sleep is when she notices herself finding less joy in life. that resonated so deeply with me.
And so I’m turning off my device and heading to bed. Tomorrow is Monday, and it needs me to bring all I’ve got.