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14 Struggles That All People Who Stay Up Late Would Understand

14 Struggles That All People Who Stay Up Late Would Understand

I remember those nights that I got so caught up with my thoughts that I could not sleep, and it made me want to write this. Because it is hell when you are not like every other person, and you are not sleeping at the hour you are supposed to.

As children, whether we wanted it or not our parents pushed us to go to bed at a particular hour. But as we grew older what was popular and known to us become unknown. Parties and trying to make sure we are ready for our exams made us take the night to be the day. And so when we become victims of staying up late we should understand these:

1. You can watch TV or late night shows

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    This seems to be your only companion. Everyone in the house must have gone to sleep and left you with your lonely fate.

    2. You have got no one to pick up your calls
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      You may feel that you can catch up with a longtime pal but unfortunately they are either asleep or do not want to be disturbed by someone who should be sleeping.

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      3. You then have to try and call someone you swore you will never call again
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        You wouldn’t have done this, but you are so worked up about being lonely that you reach out to someone who has hurt you in the past.

        4. You can see your life in just one night

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          Yes, your life from past to future plays before you in your thoughts. You make plans and adjust scenarios that shouldn’t have happened.

          5. You go to bed and force yourself to sleep

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            You want to pretend you are asleep and try to be like everyone else. But you are stuck. Being in bed is like having a date with boredom because it helps you to worry and imagine that will never happen.

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            6. You think the night is longer than the day

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              Your mind starts playing tricks on you. You feel the night is a longer period than the day. You really can’t wait for daylight to come. Yet you manage to force yourself to sleep and make the most out of what you have left of the night.

              7. Your neighbors say you are different

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                Everyone living around you tells you to get a life and get your act together. They don’t understand you because they can just figure out why someone uses the night to be active rather than being in bed.

                8. You don’t have the best of days

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                  You wake up and have to be like every other person who slept all through the night. Even the thought of it saddens and weakens you. You really wish you could have a normal night sleep because your days are abnormal.

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                  9. You are eating breakfast when others are having their lunch

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                    When you finally get some sleep, you wake up really late. You wake up so late you have to eat late as well.

                    10. You are not understood by anyone
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                      Everyone thinks you are either selfish or you are on intentional mission to upset the plans of nature. It is as if the all world is angry at you.

                      11. You are always waking up guilty
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                        You wake up feeling bad about your sleeping habits. You convince yourself you will work hard at sleeping early.

                        12. You are inquisitive about your environment

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                          You sleep so late that you expect anything to pop out and make you frightened. You are suspicious about every sound you hear.

                          13. You make plans to fix your life
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                            Everything that is going wrong in your life has to be fixed with the strategy you devise on this night. You are all worked up and figuring out to make things right in your life.

                            14. You become lazy
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                              The only thing that seems to be working is your mind. You are lazy and though you want to do so much, you are stuck with either watching TV or binge watching movies on Netflix.

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                              Last Updated on July 3, 2020

                              30 Small Habits To Lead A More Peaceful Life

                              30 Small Habits To Lead A More Peaceful Life

                              In today’s world, true peace must come from within us and our own actions. Here are 30 small things you can do on a regular basis to increase your overall sense of harmony, peace, and well-being:

                              1. Don’t go to every fight you’re invited to

                              Particularly when you’re around those who thrive on chaos, be willing to decline the invitation to join in on the drama.

                              2. Focus on your breath

                              Throughout the day, stop to take a few deep breaths. Keep stress at bay with techniques such as “square breathing.” Breathe in for four counts, hold for four counts, then out for four counts, and hold again for four counts. Repeat this cycle four times.

                              3. Get organized and purge old items

                              A cluttered space often creates a cluttered spirit. Take the time to get rid of anything you haven’t used in a year and invest in organizational systems that help you sustain a level of neatness.

                              4. Stop yourself from being judgmental

                              Whenever you are tempted to have an opinion about someone else’s life, check your intentions. Judging others creates and promotes negative energy.

                              5. Say ‘thank you’ early and often

                              Start and end each day with an attitude of gratitude. Look for opportunities in your daily routine and interactions to express appreciation.

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                              6. Smile more

                              Even if you have to “fake it until you make it,” there are many scientific benefits of smiling and laughing. Also, pay attention to your facial expression when you are doing neutral activities such as driving and walking. Turn that frown upside down!

                              7. Don’t worry about the future

                              As difficult as this sounds, there is a direct connection between staying in the present and living a more peaceful life. You cannot control the future. As the old proverb goes, “Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it won’t get you anywhere.” Practice gently bringing your thoughts back to the present.

                              8. Eat real food

                              The closer the food is to the state from which it came from the earth, the better you will feel in eating it. Choose foods that grew from a plant over food that was made in a plant.

                              9. Choose being happy over being right

                              Too often, we sacrifice inner peace in order to make a point. It’s rarely worth it.

                              10. Keep technology out of the bedroom

                              Many studies, such as one conducted by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, have connected blue light of electronic devices before bed to adverse sleep and overall health. To make matters worse, many people report that they cannot resist checking email and social media when their cell phone is in reach of their bed, regardless of the time.

                              11. Make use of filtering features on social media

                              You may not want to “unfriend” someone completely, however you can choose whether you want to follow their posts and/or the sources of information that they share.

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                              12. Get comfortable with silence

                              When you picture someone who is the ultimate state of peace, typically they aren’t talking.

                              13. Listen to understand, not to respond

                              So often in conversations, we use our ears to give us cues about when it is our turn to say what we want to say. Practice active listening, ask questions, process, then speak.

                              14. Put your troubles in a bubble

                              Whenever you start to feel anxious, visualize the situation being wrapped in a bubble and then picture that sphere floating away.

                              15. Speak more slowly

                              Often a lack of peace manifests itself in fast or clipped speech. Take a breath, slow down, and let your thoughtful consideration drive your words.

                              16. Don’t procrastinate

                              Nothing adds stress to our lives like waiting until the last minute.

                              17. Buy a coloring book

                              Mandala coloring books for adults are becoming more popular because of their connection to creating inner peace.

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                              18. Prioritize yourself

                              You are the only person who you are guaranteed to live with 24 hours a day for the rest of your life.

                              19. Forgive others

                              Holding a grudge is hurting you exponentially more than anyone else. Let it go.

                              20. Check your expectations

                              Presumption often leads to drama. Remember the old saying, “Expectations are premeditated resentments.”

                              21. Engage in active play

                              Let your inner child come out and have some fun. Jump, dance, play, and pretend!

                              22. Stop criticizing yourself

                              The world is a hard enough place with more than enough critics. Your life is not served well by being one of them.

                              23. Focus your energy and attention on what you want

                              Thoughts, words, and actions all create energy. Energy attracts like energy. Put out what you want to get back.

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                              24. Assign yourself “complaint free” days.

                              Make a conscious decision not to complain about anything for a whole day. It might be harder than you think and the awareness will stick with you.

                              25. Surround yourself with people you truly enjoy being in the company of

                              Personalities tend to be contagious, and not everyone’s is worth catching. Be judicious in your choices.

                              26. Manage your money

                              Financial concerns rank top on the list of what causes people stress. Take the time each month to do a budget, calculate what you actually spend and sanity check that against the money you have coming in.

                              27. Stop trying to control everything

                              Not only is your inner control freak sabotaging your sense of peace, it is also likely getting in the way of external relationships as well.

                              28. Practice affirmations

                              Repeat positive phrases that depict the life and qualities you want to attract. It may not come naturally to you, but it works.

                              29. Get up before sunrise

                              Personally witnessing the dawn brings a unique sense of awe and appreciation for life.

                              30. Be yourself

                              Nothing creates more inner discord than trying to be something other than who we really are. Authenticity breeds happiness.

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