Today I woke before dawn…again. I have a tiny bladder. So I often have to wake to pee. Not a problem. But, when I get back to bed I cannot fall back to sleep. My mind races of things to do, things to pray about, or things to write about.
I write about some things, but often I am doing chores around the house and drinking hot tea. Laundry gets down, holiday decor, dishes, and tidying in the wee hours of the morning is happening at our house. I am not a night owl. I surrender! I go to sleep early. When I cannot sleep I take my anxiety medicine and antidepressant and try to lay back down. Sometimes that is enough to calm me. Sometimes not. Today I surrender! I did not sleep well last night.
Thus I will go to bed early tonight. Take Melatonin which helps me reset. And, I will also take a nap this afternoon if possible. Sleep is necessary and needed. Surrender when you need sleep. It will help you and all those you work/live with too.
Five Minute Friday, Surrender, Signing off…