๐Ÿ“… Thought for today:

โ€˜The night is the hardest time to be alive and 4am knows all my secrets.โ€™

— Poppy Z Brite

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I don’t often have a problem with sleep, but last night was difficult.

I woke up around 4:30am and knew that was it.

As one of my mentors used to say, “What was good about that?” and I have to tell you that by 6am I had read half a book – the book on supervision for my course next months.

So that’s good.

It was still dark when I crept downstairs, the first gentle blushes of the morning appeared about 5:15 and sunrise was at 5:41 – I was watching.

I went for a walk, collected a paper and felt much better – my resting pulse rate had returned to 58 moments after I got back.

And then, when I finally decided to get on with my day I fell asleep in an armchair for 20 minutes.

I can think of no good reason for not sleeping last night, I know that when I woke I was thinking about fairly banal stuff to do with my day ahead, nothing worrying, no circular thoughts going round and round.

I guess it just happens, mercifully not very often.

I think this will be a day of napping until I go out this afternoon to meet a friend for coffee.

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