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
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
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.
3. You then have to try and call someone you swore you will never call again
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
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
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.
6. You think the night is longer than the day
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
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
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.
9. You are eating breakfast when others are having their lunch
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
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
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
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
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
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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