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Sleepless Nights

by fivesimplethings on May 25th, 2010

I’ve been in Asia this week and my body is still trying to figure out what time it is.  Whenever I travel abroad, I experience a couple of sleepless nights as I adapt to the new schedule.

So, last night, I was fully awake at 3:07a.

What do you do?

I started thinking about everything that needed to be done the next day, and I started to feel my heart speed up.  That wasn’t going to work.

Instead, I decided to figure out something that I was grateful for that started with each letter of the alphabet.

A-     Airlines were on time on the way over

B-      Breakfast at the hotel was excellent

C-      Calls to the US got through so that I could talk to the kids

You get the picture.  By the time I got to P, I had already gone back to zzzzzzzs.  This really works.

What do you do when you can’t sleep?  Can you turn it into an opportunity for gratitude? Let me know in the comments section or on twitter with the hashtag #fivesimplethings.

-John Tolsma

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One Comment
  1. Michelle permalink

    I can certainly relate to sleepless nights. I often reflect on my favorite childhood memories such as visits to the beach with my family, boating with my dad, or sledding in the winter time. Getting my mind off of trying to sleep usually does the trick!

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