This Is Your Brain On Sleeplessness

Josh and Jordan are downstairs shooting next Monday’s video right now.  My scenes for the week are finished, I’ve got chicken soup simmering on the stove, and a pain pill in my system making me the slightest bit woozy and loopy. My only responsibility left for today is to write this blog post. So here I am! Writing this blog post. Meta.

Oh hey, I got to see Rogue One!! I was surprised that I was able to go out of the house for a few hours so soon after surgery. It was a nice distraction from recovery, and I REALLY enjoyed the movie! I would like to see it again when I am not on pain pills haha.

I haven’t gotten to see my family yet since my surgery, but hopefully I will get to tomorrow before they leave for their Christmas traveling.

I couldn’t get to sleep last night until almost dawn.. For some reason, my mind kept obsessing over future meal plans. Y’know when you’re low on sleep and your brain picks a random thing to fixate on? I literally spent at least an hour reciting the recipe for chicken soup to myself. 3 carrots. 3 ribs of celery. an onion. garlic. i think i have some frozen kale. chicken breasts. chicken broth. salt and pepper. herbs. a bay leaf. sauté veggies, add broth and cooked chicken, simmer at least a half hour. don’t forget to take out the bay leaf. REPEAT.

Why do our minds obsess like this sometimes?

When I finally did fall asleep, I had a weird dream in which I had an argument with a friend I haven’t seen in a long time – the kind of dream with details that stick with you for a couple hours until you realize oh right, that didn’t actually happen.. no need to apologize for what dreamKelli said last night. Haha.

Today I am feeling good, and a little loopy. I’m thrilled that this time my post-surgery recovery is so mild. I cannot express how different it was last time.. I was out of commission for weeks! Months, even. It’s looking like I’ll back to mostly normal by this time next week. Here’s hoping the surgery will prove to be helpful in the long run.

This week, I’m thankful for 
• such a mild recovery period! • pain pills • chicken soup • Star Wars • pomegranate jello • magnesium powder • warm baths • cheesy Christmas movies • fun new emojis • comfy socks • twitter friends • my new hairbrush • the good night’s sleep I’ll hopefully have tonight •

Switching gears here; have any of you given any thought to your New Years Resolutions for 2017? Are you making any this year, or do you think they are silly? I personally love setting goals (duh lol) but I prefer monthly and weekly goals instead of yearly goals. I think it’s important to be realistic too, otherwise you’re setting yourself up for failure. New Years Resolutions can be helpful in forming the direction of your monthly and weekly goals, but I feel like a lot of times NYR’s can become overwhelming and therefore unsuccessful for most people. I do like to start at least one big year-long project with each New Year, so I guess that counts as a resolution! But I haven’t decided what my 2017 project will be yet. We shall see… What about you guys?

4 thoughts on “This Is Your Brain On Sleeplessness

  1. I’m glad you are doing better then you thought you would after surgery! Praying for complete and continued speedy recovery.

    I like to set goals for the semester and over breaks since I am a student. I have goals that pertain to school as well as ones that I work on in my personal life. One thing I have found is that it is really important to have ways to actually achieve your goals. Its all fine and dandy to set a goal, but what do you have to do to make it happen?

    Thanks so much for sharing! I really enjoy reading your blog. You have been encouraging and inspiring to me…especially in small things that help me to change (like goals), which I think are so important to growth. You are just living life and sharing it with us. Thanks again! You are amazing!

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    • So very true! when you actually set the goal, and then write out the steps you will need to take to accomplish your goal, it makes everything flow so much smoother – I never used to believe in setting goals – I wanted to be free and unrestrained! But I have learned we are much more productive when we set goals for ourselves and have something to work towards. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Ha! You made me laugh with your description of thinking about chicken soup – You do that too? at least I’m not alone! I really enjoy your posts and am praying for a speedy recovery for you! I’m looking forward to enhancing my sewing skills in 2017. Last year I set a goal for myself to start a home sewing business, and 9 months later, I am busier than I ever expected to be! it really is an addiction, I wish I could sew ALL DAY LONG!, so that’s what I am looking forward to in 2017!

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  3. I am so glad to hear that Rogue One was great and that you enjoyed it. How nice that you were able to go out and have a good day like that!!

    I do tend to make yearly goals for the past few years only that I hope I will succeed in. I will probably do it again, but haven’t really thought much about it yet except that I really do want to ride a bike this year (I don’t own one, but my mom’s is unused, so she wouldn’t notice or care if I use something she doesn’t). I think weekly goals are a lot harder, so the fact that you are able to do that is awesome.

    I am really thankful I got to see Moana yesterday. I had been wanting to and had already learned one of the songs recently, so it was so special. Our little guy was afraid to see it but he ended up really enjoying it a lot (so much so that he created som eof the things from it in a Minecraft creative world afterwards).

    I hope the loopy feeling goes away quickly for you!!!

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