Thursday, September 27, 2007

Freeing myself from obligations

I've decided to make sleep a hobby.

I know; those of you who know me know how much I love my sleep. In fact, I derive a lot of satisfaction from it.

But really, between work, school, and family, I was finding that obligating myself to sleep for a certain number of hours every day was just causing a lot of unnecessary stress. I wasn't able to devote the time to it that I needed to, but I felt like it was something I had to do, and then the anxiety around it all made the time I could spend sleeping so much less enjoyable.

And then it occurred to me that I was putting all this emotional pressure on myself. I mean, what is sleep if not something to enjoy? So I'm making it a hobby. Something I can choose to do. Just for me. And if there isn't time in the day for it, I'm not going to let it stress me out anymore.

I'm feeling free already.


ptooey said...

Makes perfect sense to me. Let me know if it works for you. I could use a new hobby.

bhd said...

Great hobby, and one that I enjoy mightily. In fact, I'm bogarting all your sleep.

Beanie said...

Hey. Don't bogart that nap! If you're going to take it, use it. You know the street value of 40 winks these days?

Sheesh. American Affluenza strikes again.

winter said...

Good plan! A mind is a terrible thing not to play with.

The Fitness Diva said...

Sleep in the middle of the day is one of my most exquisite pleasures as well! I keep telling people about how amazingly satisfying it can be. If you can get some, get it! NOTHING comes between me and my nap!