I have an annoying habit which I would like to break. I very seldom get more than six hours of sleep a night. This is okay during the weekdays because I feel I have so much to do and I can function pretty well with this amount of sleep. The problem lies in that this habit continues on Saturday and Sunday morning, which is okay sometimes, but generally I would like my brain to ditch the call to early morning action on those days. On beautiful early mornings I acquiesce and go outside with my coffee and leisurely greet the day. I mostly get annoyed when it is a dark, rainy morning and feel it would be lovely to sleep in.
This morning was a change in the routine. I woke at 6:30 having had 7 hours of sleep! I lay in bed thinking good I will jump out of bed and go to 7:00 mass and start to do all the things that I need to get ready for Monday. I lay there next to my husband who was deep in dreamland and looked out the window to see a dreary day. My body was sending me the message: You are still sleepy. My brain told me,” yeah,okay.” As I willed my body to go back to sleep, my brain went into overdrive listing all the things I could get done. My body said, “Follow your breath.” I shut out the list and paid close attention to my breathing, An hour later I opened my eyes with the realization that I won! I am thinking a nap maybe in order in the early afternoon. What a wonderful day!