All is quiet in the house. It’s been such a hectic day.
And I feel exhausted. Absolutely shattered. But still I can’t sleep. Insomnia.
It’s one of those dreaded nights where my thoughts spring into life and I can’t stop them.
My mind races. I sometimes don’t even know what I’m thinking. It’s just my mind going into overdrive.
It’s not even about anything in particular. It could be things I’ve done, things I want to do, things I think I should do.
There it goes, wandering along and no matter how hard I try I just can’t seem to sleep. I get up and sit for a while, thinking it might help.
I’m not even sure if it’s insomnia because it doesn’t happen very often but when it does I just can’t get to sleep.
Right now, it’s not quite midnight but it still feels like 3 in the morning. I’ve not had a sleepless night in a long time but recently I’ve had 2 in the past couple of weeks.
So, I’m sitting in the dark, typing onto a black screen and it feels quite surreal.
I wouldn’t care so much if this were always a productive time for me when my most brilliant ideas can come to light. But I’m mostly just thinking about general stuff.
Still, at least for tonight I’m being a bit productive.
Not only am I writing this post, but it’s also enabled me to go through my RSS reader and think about what I actually want to read and comment on going forward.
I’m finding lifeless posts about SEO, branding and marketing more and more dull recently and I have extensively culled the blogs in my RSS reader tonight.
But at least there’s some golden tickets in there. Willy Wonka had the right idea when it came to marketing after all.
Create great products that no-one else is making and stand out from the crowd by being different.
The trouble is I’m finding less and less golden tickets. It means I can’t spend as much time on the one’s I’ve already found while I’m searching for new ones.
I love the community spirit in blogging though so I’m always going to try and visit and comment on as many blogs as I can.
But I need to give more love to those that I enjoy and less to the ones that I don’t or that I just don’t understand or relate to.
I think my insomnia may have helped rather than hinder me tonight at least.
Now I really need to focus more when I get the chance as my day can be very disjointed.
Looking after my daughter often leaves me with little or no time to prepare anything.
I need to be super efficient going forward and plan everything as much as I possibly can.
Do you ever suffer from insomnia?
Does it help or hinder your thought processes?
Time for bed.