When you were young, did you ever feel really excited when you were allowed to stay up late? For me, it felt a bit thrilling, a change from the norm. And still, as an adult, this thrill exists, despite knowing that I will wake up at normal time the next morning and I will feel dreadful, perhaps for more than a few hours. I can get really gloomy with too little sleep, feeling like everything is going to pot, nothing is right, that I must re-evaluate my whole life... and so on.
Which is why this quote from The Book of Life resonated so much with me.
"It can feel like an insult to our rational, adult dignity to think that our sense of gloom might in the end stem, centrally, from exhaustion. We’d sooner identify ourselves as up against an existential or socio-cultural crisis than see ourselves as sleep-deprived."
Who knew that sleep was so vital?! Having just had a week's holiday with at least 10 hours of sleep each night, I feel so much better and can now chortle at my pre-holiday 'woes'. The trick is now to go to bed early every night or suffer the inevitable consequences!
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