Is Waking Up Really That Bad?
I mean, it can be beneficial…Right?
You are sound asleep and are having the best dream of your life, then suddenly something totally unexpected happens. You hear this agitating noise and you find yourself awakened from unconsciousness to see that it’s your alarm clock ringing.
You tell yourself five more minutes because you’re annoyed that your peaceful sleep is coming to an halt. It’s hard accepting the fact that it’s time for the day to start, so you try your best to cherish these last few moments of rest.
You don’t want the day to begin because there’s nothing like a good night’s sleep. We’ve all been through this experience at some point in our lives when we didn’t want to wake up in the morning. I mean, who wouldn’t want to stay in bed just a little while longer? But, I often wonder if waking up is as bad as we portray it to be…
We often have the illusion that waking up is one of the most troublesome things to do – which I somewhat agree with. But, I feel that there is a lot more to waking up that we take for granted. Believe it or not, I feel that as humans, we are most content when we first wake up.
In life, we are constantly thinking. We think about the challenges that we may have to face that day; our plans; what we’re going to eat; what we’re going to wear; or how good or bad we may do on that test.
All of these things cause us to stress – even if it’s just the little stuff. I’ve realized that when we first wake up our thoughts are disoriented and we have trouble remembering things. At this moment of unawareness, we unconsciously allow ourselves to be free from thinking our usual thoughts and we go to this magical place in our brains that allows us to daydream.
Some may think of this as odd or scary, but I feel that we are somewhat at peace within ourselves when we have a hard time remembering our inner thoughts.
Even though this moment of disorientation is short-lived and after a few moments we snap back to reality, I feel that this is a special moment in our lives. I mean what’s better, having a moment of peaceful, unique thoughts or a stress-filled day?
Furthermore, waking up in the morning is something for which we should all be grateful. There are so many people around the world that go to sleep at night and don’t get the chance to live to see the next day. In a way, those of us that do live through sleep are lucky.
What I’m getting at is that the ability to wake up is a special part of us and it is something that we should stop taking for granted. Instead of looking at the negative, we should start focusing more on the positive aspects of waking up. Now I ask you, is waking up really that bad?
I’ll leave you with a quote by Brendon Burchard, an American author on motivation and high performance: “You have a clean slate everyday you wake up. You have a chance every single morning to make that change and be the person you want to be. You just have to decide to do it. Decide today’s the day. Say it; This is going to be my day.”