An Artist's Insomnia
This last week has been a bad one for sleep. Insomnia is a problem I've had off and on my entire life. Sometimes I can track it to a specific cause like that 3pm cup of coffee or the chocolate I had in the evening. Sometimes it is my anxious brain spinning out of control - rewriting the many to do lists I have - over and over in my head, or worrying about the thing I didn't do... Do you suffer too? Here is advice from the Sleep Foundation on What to do When you Can't Sleep.
I've learned that instead of tossing and turning all night, I am a happier person if I get up and do something. This week I worked on a rainbow brain embroidery until 4am two nights in a row. Embroidery is relaxing for me and BONUS! I feel like I'm getting some work done - so, instead of just being tired the next day, I feel accomplished and tired.
And, sometimes my very handsome cat, Ben, keeps me company.
What do you do when you can't sleep? I'd love to hear your story in the comments below.
6/8/2019 10:40:15 am
I don't know if it was just me. But I noticed that once you are an artist, it seems like you are bombarded with a lot of stuff that you need to deal with. It's like you can't just focus on your passion and you need to juggler everything at one which is definitely a hard thing to do! Insomnia is a health problem that has something to do with our sleep. Most of the artists work at night, and I know a lot who practice this. But just like everyone is, everyone deserves to have a good sleep!
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