I’m going to try something, so don’t criticize this blog for the next 30 days.
I was going to try and find something online to post about insomnia, but I’ve been online for 45 minutes and was so easily distracted that I just said “screw it”. Better to just post something than spend hours trying to find something smart and witty. Besides, I managed to read a really great book for a couple hours in the middle of the night.
The book I’m reading is called “10% Happier” and it’s by Dan Harris, from ABC News. It’s about his struggle with meditation, and how he came to it as its biggest skeptic. I love meditation when it goes well, but hate it when I am so distracted and scatter-brained that it seems like torture. Besides, running is already like a meditation to me. But I have noticed that even if I set aside five minutes to sit in quiet before running out the door, I have a much calmer day and can handle anything that comes my way. So, why don’t I do it every single day? It must be sort of weird paradox.
Reading the book meant I fell asleep around 4 a.m. and didn’t get up until 9:30 a.m. That’s okay. At least I got a blog post in today. 🙂