5 Ways to Take Advantage of your Sleepless Nights

Insomnia is an unwelcome friend to many of us.  It doesn’t have to be all bad.  Take advantage of the quiet peacefulness of the evening hours.  No one’s trying to contact you; not by text, calling, or carrier pigeon.  You have total freedom to get done whatever you want to get done. While you may not have the energy you have during the day, take care of tasks that don’t require as much energy.

Blog – Some of my best ideas come to me at night when I’m sitting in bed, surrounded by nothing but darkness and silence.  Okay, probably not complete silence; I’m probably either listening to the quick witty banter of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore or wishing I was a celebrity with potty-mouth Ari Gold as my agent, but nonetheless, I’m spiritually ready to have all my inspiring ideas hit me at once.  My hands are poised over my laptop, and my brain’s ready for anything but sleep. Take advantage of this “me-time” by writing some of your best articles and promoting your online presence.

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Organize your schedule for the week – Organization is key for efficiency.  Having a plan always makes me feel more productive and inspired.  Depending on how much I have to get done, I either make a general list by calendar day or list out tasks on an hourly basis.

Do some online shopping – The mall may close, but online stores are open 24/7.  You work hard during the days, treat yourself at night.  There’s nothing better than having a big box filled with new clothes arrive at your doorstep a few days later.

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Read a book for pleasure –  If you’ve ever been a writer, English major or something similar, you know what it’s like to have a pile of books you have to read. When you can’t sleep at night, take that time to read something you really want to read.  It could be something completely frivolous.  Don’t read what you have to read for school or work, read what you want to read.

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Organize your digital life – What does this mean?  Take some time that you wouldn’t usually take during the day to organize the pictures on your computer so that you can actually find pictures when you want them.  Organize your files and delete any files you don’t need anymore. Clean up your iTunes.

Have a good night not sleeping.

Love,

J. Molly

Insomnia at its Finest

I have compiled a list of five things that sometimes come to my mind when I can’t sleep at night.  The mind is a mysterious thing… it takes control and we are all its bitches.

With that said, let’s get this rolling with number one:

1. First year university.  I know…it’s random.  It was almost five years ago, but for some reason it seems to be my popular insomnia topic of choice.  From frosh week to the wild summer after first year, that year has stayed with me.  Perhaps it’s because it was my coming out party…or my rebirth…or my introduction into the real world…or just a really fun year.  Or the year that I realized that freedom tastes better than anything else I could ever imagine.  Even though since then that year has been slightly overshadowed by even more exciting stuff such as moving to California, it still resonates with me, and I hope it always will.  The worst thing in life is forgetting or taking advantage of the rare beautiful things that land at your doorstep.

Now on to number 2:

2. Sylvester Stalone.  That sexxxyyy bod, that orgasmic voice…”ADRIANNNNE.” Ok….No.  I’m totally just fucking with you right now.  I don’t spend my precious insomnia hours thinking about Rocky (although I do love those movies!), but I do however spend my time thinking about guys.  This is pretty much a no brainer.  They always keep life interesting…And I’m very appreciative of that.

3. Making a list about all the things I have to do this week.  (Insert nerd joke here.)

4. Shoes, clothing, etc.  Has anyone else ever dreamt about having a computerized closet where you could scroll through all your clothing and accessories, mixing and matching them to make an outfit? Naturally, this computer system would have really hot models in the program, so you could see how your outfit would look on a sexy bod.  This is one of my many dreams.

5. Sleep.  We all want what we can’t have.  It’s a fact of life.

And finally, all I’d like to say is,

DAMN YOU INSOMNIA!

But on the bright side, it does give me lots of time to catch up on all my favourite TV shows…at the moment I’m in a Sons of Anarchy, Shameless, Dragons Den, Shark Tank, The Shield, Law and Order SVU, Criminal Minds, Judge Judy, and Dr. Phil kind of phase… So much good TV…so many hours of insomnia… ’tis the perfect combination!

Love,

Yours Truly

JM

(Note: I have several articles in the works right now, but the time between me starting an article and being satisfied with it enough to post it, is sometimes a long and unruly process.  In the mean time, I have posted this little article…but keep your eyes open for a bunch more, hopefully coming really soon!)