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Life In The Time Of Coronavirus | Lockdown Diary Day 42: Rested

9:07 PM

tea in an owl cup steaming hot

Have you seen the movie Jumper? It's about people who have the power to jump from one place to another. When I lack sleep, that's how I feel. I sometimes come to my senses and wonder how I got to Location B when my last memory was I was in Location A. Thankful that it's not one of those days today. My mind finally succumbed to sleep and today I feel rested. Ahhh, power naps. Short but powerful.  


Life in the Time of Coronavirus 


Lockdown Diary Day 42: Rested

Another realization during this coronavirus lockdown life: sleep is vacation in itself.

I still look forward to having a real vacation once the dust settles. But really, sleep is a good escape from this daily hullabaloo.

I'm amazed by how our mind works. Especially how we dream.

For in dreams we enter a world that is entirely our own. 
Let them swim in the deepest ocean, or glide over the highest cloud.
-Albus Dumbledore (J.K. Rowling)

My dreams are weird. Even I myself wake up and wonder why it's like so sometimes.

I've dreamed about:

  • talking with people I know who already passed away
  • being dead myself and feeling free because I could fly
  • flying and not being dead 😂
  • surfing in the middle of the ocean (that was more of a nightmare)
  • war
  • celebrities
  • cars
  • high school

I depends on what I last saw or read before going to bed. But most of the time, they're random.

alice in wonderland lucid dream
Tenor

I've not been thinking about a dead person for example and then I would see him/her in my dreams. Not being scary but just there talking casually.

Sometimes in my dreams I know they're dead, sometimes I'd only remember when I wake up.

Some sleep leaves me more tired than rested. 

I'm a workaholic and my mind has a hard time shutting down especially after a long day.

Sleep is one of the things I took for granted when I was a kid. I used to dread it when my parents tell me to take an afternoon nap. All I wanted to do was play. Or watch TV.

When I went to college and started working, that's when I realized the value of sleep.

Kids, if you're reading this, sleep!

Get all the rest you need. 

Don't believe the people who say you can sleep when you're dead.

Without sleep, you'll be like a zombie. Not dead but also not truly alive. 

man standing by copier no sleep
Giphy

Sleep is important to stay sane, healthy and to live a good life. 

You can't really enjoy life when you lack rest. As I've mentioned before, based on my personal experience of forgoing sleep, I felt like a jumper.

In this time of crisis, rest is necessary and beneficial both for our mental and physical health.

Even during this pandemic, we can rest easy because:

He will not let your foot be moved; 
He who keeps you will not slumber. 
Behold, He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
-Psalm 121:3-4

Gosh, I hope I can remember those words every time worries start to creep in.

Your turn

What's your weirdest dream?



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