Sleep, The Most Valuable Thing You Will Learn To Do Well

Okay, you can sleep like a baby as you grow, as long as you don’t fall prey to bad habits.

You can’t sleep on the regular basis for many reasons. Here are the top ten.

  • the room is too light, it is best to wear a sleep mask or sleep in a dark room.
  • temperature is too hot or too cold, try a blanket when it is too cold or try a warm shower an hour or two before bed if it is too warm.
  • don’t eat snacks or eat too late, to be safe, stop eating 3 or 4 hours before bed.
  • don’t go to bed too early or too late, stick to a schedule, in time you will find the nuances like feeling tired enough to sleep or going to bed on time.
  • exercise moderately each day, the energy you use to exercise releases adenosine into your body which promotes sleep each night.
  • don’t use devices too much, sometimes the blue light or the stimulation makes it hard to prepare for sleep.
  • meditate 25 minutes or more each day, it can help you improve mood swings among other mental health benefits.
  • Journaling will also bring order and information to hand that will help with goals, asperations and mental health.
  • nutrition or eating well will improve the health of the body to perform all tasks better, including better sleep.
  • read, write and research to be a life long learner.

When, I cut out the journey to learning these 10 habits, it removed the value and appreciation from the story. To uncover the top ten may take you half your life to learn well. Hope you make the trip.

If nothing else, learn how to live these 10 habits. They will teach you more than good health.

Writing

Being a lifelong learner is easer when I write

It is as functional as my practice.

I write to gain more perspectives and to make directions ,notes and to do things more manually.

I appreciate people who write and do screen play,as artists, but everyone needs to write as a learning tool.

See what I did there,

I am trying to use the same formate as “Drawing”.

Ideally, we need many tools to build a good mind and stay a lifelong learner.

So let’s think outside the box.

The reasons I write and draw is to become a critical thinker, integrate theory with practice and explore to discover.

Art may imitate life, but writing and drawing builds a better mind that does both.

“The Three Day Apple A Day Plan”-update

Well it has been about a month of apples.

I am beginning to enjoy my meals.

The Apple habit is solid.

I have forgotten to eat an apple before a meal twice.

The changes for me are slow and easy.

I notice what I eat and when I eat.

The Apple marks each meal.

I am slowly getting into more walking, stretching and weights.

My appetite is becoming more manageable: my cravings are becoming less pronounced and I feel more self-control.

All in all, the gradual change in diet and exercise is becoming better.

My plan is to give a monthly update for the next year.

Wish me luck!

“I am Groot.”

Just in case you are off planet, Guardians Of The Galaxy 1&2, has a character who has become An internet sensation.

Every time I say, “I am Groot.” I get a smile on my face.

I am in a good state of mind.

It is easy to do no harm when one is in a good state of mind.

But the exercise is to calm any state of mind and thereby do no harm.

This is the foundation for finding the good life.

With this one tool an individual can practice meaning, grow in a meaningful way and actualize a useful life work.

Join a revolution of one: practice owning your state of mind and learn to do no harm. Strive for peace and good will, practice nonviolence.

Glass Poetry

8 and a half by eleven,

A plate glass panel with engraved poetry,

Live, love, laugh…

Platitudes like ‘ meditate on good thoughts until you can meditate well.

Naked Hunch

Truth is uncensured when all is said and done.

Under the covers, clothing, excuses and fabrications, there is still a layer of denial.

What of judgement, emotion, fleshy parts we play when we can’t stand it anymore?

We have a lot of pain and suffering to do in this life without the excess brutality, fear, and loathing that accounts for all the problems and mistakes that spice up every life.

At the bottom of all this we peel off layers of ourselves to reveal parts of our past selves:  the me in my 50’s, 40’s, 30’s, 20’s, 10’s, back to the beginning of me.

When I am tired, sick, alone, angry, frustrated, and ready to throw in the towel, there is just enough curiosity left in me to go looking for ‘the truth’.

I am both the proverbial cat and mouse.

I hunt down my pray (the little me or mouse).

I am so curious (cat as the preditor) about who I am.

I am so focused on ‘my truth’ that I am blind to ‘the truth’.

Yet, there it is.  Here I am.  I like to show ‘the truth’.

(The little I see of it.)

(I am only capable of seeing a little ‘truth’.

Stop Running

Is your life out of balance?

Do you need to work out a big problem?

Is the writing on the wall?

Don’t delay, today is too fast to fill in with the technology of change.

We can’t slow down.

We are taught from childhood to run ourselves ragged to fulfill the big dream, to become a success.  Most of us buy into mainstream culture.

We get married, have kids, get a house, vehicle, career and we have our stuff.

We follow the plan and end up with a full-time business called “lifestyle”.

It feels like a treadmill most of the time.  Why?  Because we have not stopped running.  We keep working at warp speed.  We don’t stop, look and listen.

Sure we put on the brakes once in a while, but we don’t make the lifestyle change.  We are stuck running at one speed:  fast!

Even our sleep is fast:  sleep deprived.

Our food is fast.

We think fast.

We feel fast.

We shit fast!

 

 

Just keep telling yourself to “stop running”.

You will figure it out.