When we ruminate on what we don't have, what others do have or what it is want, we fall into the grass is always greener fallacy. To compare with our next door neighbour, colleague, friends or our future selves creates an environment of ill-being.
“NEWS JUST IN… There has been an amazing breakthrough.Scientists have discovered a revolutionary new treatment that helps you live longer, enhances your memory and makes you more creative. It keeps you slim, improves your skin and reduces food cravings, and wards off dementia, colds and flu. It lowers your risk of heart attack and stroke, wards off diabetes and makes you feel happier, less anxious and depressed…
These are not the outcomes of a proven wonder drug but simply the scientifically backed up benefits of getting enough sleep”.
(From the book “why we sleep” by Matthew Walker)
This post is split into two parts.
Part 1 contains the fundamentals of sleep the "knowledge" and is in a Q&A Format
Part 2 is the application of the knowledge, feel free to jump to this section.
The story I had created around what I thought I should be able to do and what I could actually do were worlds apart creating anxiety, stress and stagnation. I had lost touch with reality, I was not being honest with myself, not accepting support from others and and sabotaging any growth I could have made in this time.
I had spent so long creating a story as to why I could not move forward with my health goals ... I was starting to believe it.
That is until I stumbled upon an old book and a quote that resonated with me...