September 12, 2007

12:28 AM: sleep and such

Have you ever actually tried counting sheep? I've had a hard time falling asleep lately for some reason, and the only thing that really seems to work is Nyquil; however, it creates brain fuzz the next morning, regardless of the dosage. Last night when I couldn't sleep, I started wondering if anyone really counts sheep to fall asleep. Have you ever tried it? I decided to give it a shot, but I found that "watching" the sheep jump over the fence gave me a headache. I wasn't positive, but I guessed it was the counting that was the putter-to-sleep, so I switched to cats walking. I figured that would be easier on the eyes of my imagination. Thing is, neither the sheep nor the cats actually helped me fall asleep. Not sure if I'm just the single exception to the sheep-counting sleep success, but it didn't work for me.

I need to say this: way to go, Steelers... way to open the season by pulverizing the Browns. It doesn't get much better than that. At least not for a Steelers fan stuck here in the OH-IO.

I've decided it's time for another media fast. Time to get my focus back. Today I was driving home from the store and I was thinking about wanting to write. I always want to write, but I'm just too stinking distracted. I can't do anything I should do because I'm always distracted by stuff that's easier and more mindless. So, I'm going to do it. Wednesday to Saturday (um, the new shows start next week. ha!), I will be AWOL from the online community. Taking away my internet and television, I am then left with... what? Books... a pen and paper... chores... work... Jesus... all good things I don't seem to have enough time for because my Internet addiction gets in the way.

If you happen to need me, you can either call my cell or e-mail me at work. I have no choice whether to be online at work--it's kind of necessary. I have to watch my e-mail for my freelance work, too, so on the off-chance it's a life-or-death matter, I am reachable. Otherwise, I'll see you on Saturday.

much love!

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2 Responses to “sleep and such”

  1. # Blogger Erin

    Okay, now I understand what you've been saying about being "offline" and "I'd be breaking my own rule," etc. I've been behind on my blog reading, now that I'm basically limited to doing it at home.

    Oh, and yes, I have tried actually counting sheep. Didn't work for me either.  

  2. # Blogger Savannah

    Actually, counting sheep has worked for me, although sometimes the jumping does make me a bit dizzy. However, the reason I think it works is because of the concentration on counting instead of other thoughts running through my head. So, if I get dizzy I just start counting - no sheep involved. It usually helps :) You may, however, need to find an alternative to both nyquil AND counting. Oh, yeah, and laying a heated rice bag over my eyes helps A LOT, too.


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