Thursday, March 9, 2017
Day 9: Mind Races-#SOL17
Picture the Indianapolis 500. There are the cars racing around an oval track at a fast rate of speed. There are noises all around and it's difficult to focus on just one sound. It's busy, loud, and somewhat unpredictable about what could happen next. Welcome to my version of mind races.
I awoke on the couch last night (after falling asleep super early) in the middle of the night and for the life of me, couldn't fall back asleep once I actually went up to bed. My body was saying, "It's 3am, you have a few more hours of sleep-hooray!" Meanwhile, my mind was saying, "It's 3am, let's think of everything we could possibly think of right this very second!" Zoom! Enter the mind races. While I truly wanted to go to go back to sleep, my mind clearly thought otherwise. Similar to the Indianapolis 500, my mind went from thought to thought, creating a loudness that couldn't be quieted.
Finally, I waved the checkered flag (or I guess I should say, white flag) to my mind races around 4am and decided to just get up and start my day. The quiet of the house was comforting, and while I don't think I could engage in these mind races every day, for today, I earned the trophy (and actually wrote down some of my 3am ideas). However, my pit stop (aka my bedtime), may be coming sooner rather than later tonight. Even champions need their rest.