That has been a mission of mine all year. What would it feel like to just drift off to sleep? It hasn’t happened since childhood.
I’ve been working from home for almost 10 years, but this year there are more people than ever working from home. For me, it was by choice, so I could home-school my daughter, and generate income. It’s been a huge blessing for us, but maybe you’re wondering if it’s a blessing, or a curse.
One of the most important things you can do for you and your family is get a good night’s sleep. Trust me on this.
I dedicated the entire month of August to finding a good night’s sleep. It began by looking at what I was doing presently because obviously that was not working! Each person is unique and maybe you think you’ve tried everything to fall asleep. Stop trying.
The body knows how to drift off to asleep.SIMPLE HABIT/MINDFUL SLEEP, BY OREN JAY SOFER
Little by little I began taking things away that came naturally to me. Working late at night was an interesting find. That was first to go and the hardest to resist. Just last-night a notification came in on my phone from a coworker with a question. I could feel her frantic vibe and my reflex pattern was to help.
My first mistake was reading the email at 10:30 pm, because I could feel my mind click over to work mode. I paused and reminded myself of past experiences. There is nothing work related happening at night that cannot wait till the next day and given a bit of time, it’ll probably sort itself out.
Turning the phone to silent, I laid it face down on the table and walked away. Working from home doesn’t mean work takes up residence in the home. Set a time to stop working, and refuse to look if any comes in, so the brain has time to relax. Our bodies know when it’s time for sleep, but do we?
Thank you for spending time here today. There’s more to unfold of my journey to a good night’s sleep.
Here’s the rest of the mini-series.
Part 2: Know Your Flow
Part 3: Mama Knew Best
Part 4: One More Minute
Part 5: Set the Stage