Sunday, July 25, 2010

Endless Bummer

It sucks trying to get any sleep during the summer. Even if you’re about to fall over dead from fatigue, it’s still often difficult to get the rest you need to function like a normal human being for the coming day. I know most people share this affliction with me, but there is another that may have targeted fewer people, including myself: ownership of a mind in a state of vicious unrest. I find myself often bombarded by thoughts and ideas, but the bombardment has seemed particularly acute in the past week or so. It seems to be worst just before and after sleeping, as those are the times when I’m the least preoccupied with tasks and responsibilities. Some thoughts will recur throughout the day, reminding me from time to time of how crazy I am, and others will stick and ride in grooves deeper than ocean trenches, pounding my brain with the persistence with which the earth rotates. Am I alone in this situation, or are there others to whom this is happening?

10 comments:

Twee Poppets said...

Happens to everyone, love!

smashbravo said...

I think this happens to everyone especially in these hard economic times. Right when its time for bed you remember everything you were supposed to do but did not.
Usually takes me at least an hour to fall asleep once I lay down, so what I have been doing is staying online till I am about to drop and then quickly go lay down. Then I don't have to think of the millions of things on my to do list that did NOT get done.


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Jenn said...

Definitely not alone there!
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Cori said...

I'm with the others, it's hard to get sleep in the summer...darn sun for coming out so early and going down so late :)

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Sandman Moon said...

I know exactly how you feel. I am perpetually plagued by sleeping difficulties. My mind will not sleep until it is so exhausted that it pretty much dies temporarily, and that is not really sleep. It is temporary death. But I think that is the mark of a writer. I've met so many writers who have minds that are too restless to sleep. I think you're just a writer!

Popcorn Served Daily said...

Come 2:30, 3:00 I am dead tired!

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Minima Sapala said...

I agree with Sandman Moon. I think writers have busy minds with obsessive bents to them. And I've also found that's the perfect time to write for me, when my mind won't stop chattering. Most of what I write I end up tossing, but I've come up with some great gems in there, too.