I woke up before my alarm.
I blinked again and again,my eyes weren’t stinging and sore.
I lifted my head it felt lighter.
I sat up and gingerly touched my feet to the floor, my legs did not ache.
I thought about heading to the kitchen and yet I was not desperate for my usual pot of tea.
What is this feeling?
I had a little skip in my step, I was humming a tune without music.
The chatter in my head was all in anticipation of the awesome day ahead…..my happy spots.
Life looked, seemed and felt incredibly achievable. My to do list a no brainer, I was energised.
Did aliens stop by overnight and inject me with feel goodness serum, even better had the fairies drifted in and danced with me leaving rose-coloured glasses behind.
Oh wait, hang on, I know.
I slept and I slept well.
Not just last night but all week. No late, late nights trawling the internet and fiddling with photos. I had been in bed at a reasonable 10.30pm every night.
Is this how good I can feel at the very beginning of the day with regular, great nights of sleep? To wake and greet the day with arms wide open.
To not have to build my energy. Shifting gears with a shower and then another gear with caffeine. Can I start my day revving.
I do have a sneaky little habit of kicking in at 10pm, grabbing my second wind and soaring into the wee hours. I then set my alarm and solider through the next day. I will wake tired and sluggish and then comes the tricky part. I somehow become over-energised, ramping up more and more as the day goes on. My late afternoon slump is the only tell-tale sign of a late night. My crazy self is therefore convinced I don’t need a lot of sleep. My crazy self will often then stay up late again and again.
Delusions of how cool this is boost me along. Wow I can get by on less sleep.
The big question is, Do I want to get by??????
No way, this life, my life is not about getting by I want awesome, fabulous, bliss.
Maybe awesome fabulous bliss will enter more easily and frequently if I sleep more often and regularly.
Does that mean no more late nights? Of course not, they will be in moderation.
What do you think? Does sleep increase your happiness?