Friday, April 20, 2012


Lately, I have been burning the candle from both ends. Seldom getting to bed before one A.M., and getting up by five or six A.M.  I have so much to do, I am finding myself answering work e-mails at midnight.

When I was struggling to find my R word, I realized I needed REST. Not just a few short hours each night, but true rest. I need to learn to shut down my over active brain when I go to bed, and forget the research project I currently have on the go, or the stories I want to write, or the must-do's, should-do's and wanna-do's that stretch my personal resources.

So tonight I rest (albeit after midnight), and I am not setting the alarm for the morning.

I am sure I will be healthier, happier and even more productive, if only I give this matter of rest, a shot.


  1. Rest sounds excellent. I think I overstretched myself recently and now with the move making leaps forward, it's going to be stressful. Resting at times is a good thing to do.

  2. I'm with you. I work all day and I'm exhausted at night. There doesn't seem to be enough time. Get your rest. Good word for "R".


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