Under a lot of pressure these days. A lot of it is related to work and money. I can imagine I’m not the only one facing this.
Life is difficult. Everyone has their own things that are bothering them lightly or heavily.
Some face it as a challenge that allows them to grow. Others see it as something that will sink them into a hole that they will never come out of.
I’m trying my best to think the pressure I’m under as a challenge to be a better person. But damn, it’s hard to do that.
Getting Enough Sleep
One of the most important things when the tension is mounting is sleep. When my sleeping hours went late and sparse, everything that was awful spiked.
My mind really thought the world was coming to an end and I was facing my own demise. Each unfortunate event with the English Institute, the conflicts in my family, my inability to work on projects hurt much more deeply.
The past few days, I made a concerted effort to sleep earlier and more. And, I felt I can somehow get a handle of the issues at hand.
The key is to sleep earlier at a consistent time and get at least 7 hours of sleep.
I have coffee issues (too much of it). I know I have to cut the drinking time around 2 to 3 pm. Although I can sleep with coffee in my system early evening, why let the caffeine get the better of me? This is under my control and I better use coffee as a tool to be productive at the right hours.
It’s important to get to know myself. Meditation is the other one I’m trying to do when I first get up. Not so much to quiet my mind but to become aware of my state and thoughts. What’s 20 minutes of silence and knowing who I am?
Consistency is an issue. After 7 hours of sleep, Rise and meditate. I’ll start with that.
Notes And Arrghs
- I’m really not pleased being so behind.
- I’ve created undue pressure of being behind in a lot of things.
- The only solution is to go at it in a block of time allotted.
- That time is in the morning.
- They hinge into the amount of sleep I have.
- Yes, I’m building the mechanism.
- Here’s hoping I can build it across the day and execute daily.