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Sleep Struggle

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Most challenging was having an unstructured day and ending up spending NEARLY ALL of it in bed AGAIN.. Really, if I can''t get up and go, so many other things seem pointless because with sleeping, nothing else constructive is going to happen in that time. In some AA-related things I came across (not an alcoholic, just a fan of the 12 step, moderate lifestyle) they talk about knowing the will of God and making it simple based on things known. Earth-shattering and simple as it is, for an alcoholic God''s will is that they be sober.. Its something that can be inferred or assumed as a basic will. For me, Gods will might be that I stay awake. Obviously I can''t stay awake 24/7 but beyond the 8-10 hrs a night.. that I be awake, because I can''t do anything, work on myself, work for others, work on my goals and dreams, if I am sleeping the time away.

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4EVERNESS 4/14/2013 9:04PM

    So, we find all the reasons to fight depression, that heavy thing weighting you down from achieving, achieving your goals, your dreams. They may not be what they were, so make new, make it happen. You have the capacity, propensity, potential to be phenomenal..Yes, you could be one of the most phenomenal sleepers, but is that what you want to be remembered for? You can do this. You will do this. You are worth it, or I wouldn't waste my time!

AA makes some good points..but they also believe in letting someone hit rock bottom. Then go through humiliation to bring themselves back up (as if they hadn't already humiliated themselves enough). My argument is analogous to a house. If a roof is leaking, do you work quickly to fix that leak, or do you wait until it has crumbled to its very foundations and have to rebuild completely?! The rock bottom and back up again, also relies on acceptance into a group, and a buddy system. Now like some people with churches, that acceptance is all well and good, but when it starts to wane, they lose interest, and start 'backsliding' only to start this vicious circular codependency all over again of self abuse. Oh the prodigal anything, feted for returning...needing that surge of popularity and acceptance..only to do it all over again. Find out what gets you there to begin with..what twists in thinking..

See if your neighbor will jump rope with you? fun? LOL or something....get creative n silly. Have a blast!

Comment edited on: 4/27/2013 6:59:50 PM

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