Question of the Day – No. 402 Posted on May 30, 2019May 28, 2019 by Troy Headrick What keeps you up at night? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrLinkedInRedditPinterestPocketTelegramWhatsAppSkypeEmailPrintLike this:Like Loading...
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Thinking about Writing…. Blogging …. both point and pointless
Nice! How helpful is that?
Very little. I generally sleep well, and if there’s something on my mind, I just tuck it in a little mental box, to be taken out and examined after I wake up the next day.
That’s a great approach! Do you always try to find some time to analyze those thoughts?
All the ideas floating around in my head. At its calmest, my brain still goes a mile a minute.
Interesting! Do you always have a hard time sleeping because of these?
Do you stay awake by doing them or by thinking about them?
They keep me awake worrying that I’ve forgotten something important… Or fixating on that one big job (folding the laundry or doing the washing up seem to be some of my “big” tasks) that I don’t have the energy to do whilst awake and alert.
My muse. Little bugger loves to start whispering ideas in my ear well after midnight.
How do you handle those ideas?
Write them down, and start fleshing them out when I have the time.
Is that a good thing or a bad thing?
Both, working nights does have some benefits but for an older person its kind of difficult on the body and mind.
another great question………usually things i really don’t need to worry about. 🙂
What do you do when those thoughts come?
worry about them too much! working on that!
Thank you very much for your reblog!
JoJo Bizarre Adventure.
Thinking about all the scenarios of my stress that have not even happened
Do they ever happen?
Flashbacks and nightmares
Is there a common repetitive theme?
Yes, they are flashbacks of when I was in ICU and critically ill
Pain mostly, but my brain also likes to come up with all these ideas for projects when I’m trying to fall asleep.
That seems tough. What about the ideas? Do you write them down when they come?
No, but I really should as I tend to forget them by morning. I keep telling myself that I should keep a notebook in my nightstand so I have no excuse for not jotting them down.
Work and the kids lol.
How many hours per day do you work?
Close to 18 I have so many projects going on. How many do you work?
Right now, somewhere around 13. I need to work more to get my upcoming book ready, but I’m afraid of it :)))
Hahaha. My work.
I hope it’s because you love it, not necessarily because you have to…
Yes I have to stay awake to work. I can’t put my head on the table.
Thinking of conversations with people or having late night conversations. If I’m stressed about things or sometimes I’m just that tired I’m so overtired I can’t sleep
This feeling of being overtired and not being able to sleep is the toughest one…
I hate it. And then you struggle the whole of the next day to keep awake so you can sleep the next night
My books and my kids. Either of them makes sure that I don’t have a good night’s sleep.
Well, I hope the time spent is pleasant 🙂
A monkey mind 🙃
Which are your most common questions?
I guess my mind makes lists. Like, to-do lists! Or organizing how I will fit everything into the next day’s 24hours 😊
Welllll, I’m most nocturnal by nature so I guess everything? 😝
How come you’re nocturnal by nature? What do you do late at night?
I just am, it’s currently 7 in the morning and I’ve still yet to go to sleep lol, I just do what everyone does I guess but a night? I actually plan to write a post on this very topic in the near future 😝
The stress. Especially if I have an issue, or the next day is going to be hard, or something bothers me. Endless, sleepless nights!
How often it’s in your power to do something about those situations that create the stress?
Collective human ignorance towards the planet Earth; we call home.
I’m wondering how long will this planet keep us here…
Nightmares or plots to books unwritten by me just yet.
I hope you write down those ideas so you can write them 🙂
Yep, all the time!
What my purpose is
What your purpose is? 🙂
Currently my Mia Wallace embroidery project. Usually, conversation I had during the day, altering those conversations to my liking, sometimes thinking about the past (that’s not good) and Pinterest!
Which of these is the most helpful for you?
A brain that won’t shut the hell up, and the idiots who believe that they are entitled to blast music/race down streets/and have loud mufflers, and the sirens that often accompany such idiots as they crash.
What does your brain keep talking about?
Things that are bothering me, how I’m freaking tired, why can’t I fall asleep – and my all time favorite “building”. You start with a “Well, I could do X, and then the complications of Y come into play, and then those of Z, but you mustn’t forget the fact that X also has another path, so maybe the Y you’re thinking of is mot the right set of Ys… It will literally keep me up all night.
This is a tough one… When these thoughts come for me, I postpone them until morning. I have some kind of thoughts I let in before going to sleep (happy thoughts usually), and when others come, I address them during the day. And I really do let them in during the day otherwise the strategy won’t work.
My troublesome bladder. 😛
That’s tough… I hate when I have to wake up to go to the bathroom.
The paperboy who runs down the drive next door at 4am and makes a huge amount of noise in the process.. I’d love to catch the swine! 😄
One day you’ll catch him!
aripiprazole I believe is the culprit. I get a depot injection monthly and I only sleep for 3 to 4 hours. I do nod off occasionally in the day though. Micro naps. And the alarms that go off along with people running past my room. Oh, and guilt as well.
I get the medicine, but the guilt? Where does that come from?
Being over tired is what keeps me up at night, as when I’m over tired I just can’t get to sleep no matter what I do.
I hope that doesn’t happen very often…
About 6 months before it happens again.
Are you living someone else’s imagination?
Might be… but that “someone else” might be a sum of many people…
are we the future the past foresaw? because the only reason you use numbers….letters….words….the sounds you attach to specific letters to make words….the only reason you know anything is because someone before you knew something….so is this what THAT human imagined???? the first human that imagined letters….the first human that imagined numbers……the first human that imagined “A” sounds like aaaahhhhhhhh….the first human that imagined green was GREEN….is this what they imagined would happen? An extension of the thread that is the story of our existence with every fiber merely a part of that whole because everything is connected….so are you what the universe was bound to create?
Use Melatonin for insomnia. Plant based. Still can’t sleep, work night shift. Sleep during day time when your house is empty. Kids are in the school 🙂
How come you chose to do this kind of work?
I had no chosen anything in my life. Everything came automatically in my life which I don’t know either.
Trying to catch up on my reading and writing.
Please be careful so you won’t get to burnout.
I’m think I’m way beyond burn out by now 🤦🏾♂️😫😂😂
But I try, thanks.
I am a natural worrier. But what keeps up at night is the craze of our politics. But I have decided to stop loosing sleep over the things I have little control over.
That’s great decision! How does it work so far?