Sleep is the best meditation.
Yesterday I laid down around 7:30-8pm and told myself I would sleep for only a hour before I got ready to meet my boys to do something since my friend will be leaving next weekend for a 6 month dental externship in Omish country. I woke up a little past midnight. I find myself sleeping a lot more and I’m ok with that. I’ve always been one to value sleep.
In grad school I lived two blocks from campus and I would frequently take lunch breaks to come home and take a nap. People would ask me how was able to get up at 5am everyday to go to the gym. Its easy when you go to bed at 11pm. I’d rather go to bed early than lose out on sleep time. There are few things more important to me than sleep. I see people who drink 5-6 cups of coffee or drink energy drinks everyday in order to be productive. My solution would just be get more sleep.
Monikers like “rise and grind” and attitudes that people who sleep a lot don’t have the hustle necessary to be successful are lost on me. I think I’m somewhat successful and I get at least 7-8 hours of sleep a night. It allows me to function with a clear mind. I don’t see anything appealing about walking around like a zombie because I got 2 hours of sleep the night before. Also, drinking large amounts of caffeine don’t appeal to me either.
So I do what comes natural. I sleep. I’m already thinking about this nap I’m going to take once I leave lab.