Sometimes I can't sleep. Tonight is one of those nights. No matter how hard a try, or how many sheep I count while forcing my eyes to stay closed, I can't sleep.
Instead, I start thinking about things that at the moment seem to weigh heavier in importance than my precious hours of sleep. Such things as say, oh I don't know, the future. I think and I think, I turn dilemmas inside out, I dream whilst awake, and it's not an altogether unpleasurable experience. But it is not helping me sleep.
There are however, I notice, a few beneficial things about not sleeping:
1. Getting things done. Whatever they may be.
2. Getting those little moments of clarity which are not seldom brought on by insomnia, let's call them nightly aha moments if you will. Suddenly, actions that need to be taken following morning are very clear.
3. Surfing without guilt. It's not like you have anywhere to be at 3 in the morning. I hope.
4. There really isn't a fourth point, but there could be. I'm sure you can think of one.