|Cutest TimeHop photo, that I never would've |
discovered if it weren't for waking up early.
I'm so glad to be feeling better now, finally!
The worst part of feeling icky last week was the fact that I had trouble resting and sleeping, because of a steroid shot and the Tamiflu I took. Apparently, insomnia is a possible side effect for both. So, I tried to rest, but wasn't really able to, which I think slowed down my recovery.
I would find myself waking up much earlier than normal, unable to fall back asleep. Which drove me crazy. I would lie there in the early early mornings in the dark, and try to close my eyes and get back to sleep, and be so frustrated!
But then, this weekend, I thought, "Maybe this is a gift?" This peaceful time to be awake, to be still and calm, while everyone else is asleep, when the sun isn't out yet, and the world is quiet. Maybe it's a gift?
When I thought of it that way, it did seem special, much less frustrating, and like a magical, quiet moment for me to reflect on the day to come. I started to use that time to look at my TimeHop, or "On this Day" memories in Facebook, and to try to take a bigger view of my life as I started my day.
Nothing truly changed, but when I reframed that insomia in my mind, it made me less anxious about it, less worried that it would happen again, and less frustrated that I was awake before I really needed to be. And feeling less stressed was a gift.
What can you reframe this week? What is frustrating you a bit, that just might be a gift in disguise?