Sunday sleepy Sunday

Confession: I’m kind of a “hard charger”.  By this, I mean that I can be moderately (to extremely) driven, perfectionistic, focused, intense.  These qualities can serve me well [example: they have allowed me to achieve a variety of accomplishments in my life thus far], but they can also be problematic [example: though I have been working on it for over three years now, it’s still very difficult for me to just sit still and actually relax].

This morning my alarm clock didn’t go off, and as a result I unintentionally slept an extra two hours beyond what I normally do.  I woke up to a lot more light in the bedroom than what I’m accustomed to seeing; and before I even saw the time I pretty much knew that it was already “late” in the day.

While my mind was irritated that I already felt “behind” before my feet even hit the floor under my bed, my body has been absolutely delighting in the extra boost of shuteye.  Physically I felt a lot more refreshed and alert than I have in quite some time; and interestingly, emotionally I have felt a lot more calm and at ease.  My ego may not have appreciated the unexpected/unanticipated/unplanned late start; but my heart has absolutely reveled in it.

So, here’s to sleeping in every now and again – it does a body (and spirit) good!

Stef

(And as soon as I wrote that last line, I was reminded of this 80s flashback…)

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A "serious" gal who is trying to remember to lighten up and smile.
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6 Responses to Sunday sleepy Sunday

  1. rutheh says:

    Sounds good to me!

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    • Stef says:

      Do you normally sleep in on the weekends? Do you take naps? I only recently started ‘allowing’ myself to take a nap every now and again – they’re pretty nice, too. 🙂

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  2. oh I remember those milk commercials! Nine hours of sleep in a pitch black room is optimum for good health!!

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    • Stef says:

      Nine hours? I really can’t sleep that long. If I let my body do what it wants to do, it likes to average around 7-and-1/2 hours of sleep each night.

      But I do like the room pitch black, and cool… 🙂

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  3. Christine says:

    Sleeping in is WAY underrated! I learned this the hard way once I had kids and dogs, both of whom like to get up at 6 a.m., no matter what the calendar says.

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