I don’t sleep much beyond 4 hours at a time. Some people question why this is? Fact is my brain has always been this way. I function better this way so as to get whatever I can done during the day while maintaining enough energy to work at night. The only time this has ever really changed was once when I took a Benadryl and it knocked me out for almost 13 hours straight. I’ll probably never do that again!
I have always felt sleep is a waste of time and if I could find away NATURALLY to do without it I probably would. I have never been one for drugs or any substance to consume to fix this. Hell I barely like taking Aspirin and I rarely ever drink. Many people question why I am like that? Do I have issues with said things?
Drugs have never been a thought in my mind. Growing up with some serious breathing problems caused me to really hate drugs. Call it a prejudice view on the topic but with all the stuff I had to take as a kid that really sucked to help me get past just breathing. I prejudged everything in the category and said.. yea.. I can do without that.
Drinking I will do on rare rare rare occasions. As a teenager I did drink a big amount and only found it made me more depressed and less creative. I think everyone can relate to having a heart broken and trying to drink that away. Personally I did it far to much before the age of 21 that once I turned 21 it just lost all it’s appeal. Now here is a funny topic..
Weed and yes I am one of those people that include Weed in the topic of drugs. I know plenty of people that love the stuff and I have been offered by pretty much everyone I know who smokes it to do so with them. However again.. It just never appealed to me. I never seen the point and honestly it never turned me on. Which is exactly what I want to get to with this topic today.
Sleeping I do to gain energy to keep my mind going “Which it always is”. I question things to much and do the best I can to logically live my life. Probably the most impulsive stuff I do is along the sexual lines of my life. I have always felt sex should be impulsive because it should always be about having a good time and of course love. Again.. another time I will get back to later on.
So in my mind humans have 3 things that are a constant to living. You can’t live without these 3 things.. Breathing, Eating, and Sleep. Now this isn’t to say those 3 things are limited to being luxuries also. You have to breath.. How much you breath is A Luxury. The same can be said for eating and sleeping. Me being an American you can imagine I probably am in the good position to do all three very well without ever having to think about it much.
As I said before the topic of sleep is limited to me because that is simply my nature. Having insomnia and now just adapting to living this life really only sees sleep as a waste of time. Eating however I have come to find is more of a scientific thing rather then something I feel I must do. In the past 2 years I will say I have become increasingly aware of my age.
Things that didn’t matter before matter a bit more now. I am thinking this is just how age works. So I have adapted into my life a routine of workout concepts that if I am being honest with myself I don’t do often enough. At best I will work out 5 days a week.. at worst.. 2 days. This concept has actually increased the past 7 or 8 months because I joined a gym.
Consuming Food has become part of that concept and it really does effect the amount of work I am capable of doing during said workouts. I am still trying to balance the diet with the workout and thus far I can say I have seen some good results but do feel more can and WILL BE DONE.
Eating was never about comfort but more about getting my mind to a place I wanted it to be. I don’t get depressed and eat candy. I eat candy because I had been able to do so without it changing anything about my body. In recent years this has changed so I don’t do it NEARLY as much as I once did. Does this change my behavior?
Not really. Sugar while at few and far times can cause a sugar rush it never really was something I CHASED after or felt I needed. It was simply something that was or wasn’t. So in the areas of food and all that I feel I am leveled. As a matter a fact in the areas of all the 3 I feel I am leveled to a point that I am very comfortable with on both a mental and physical state.
It’s not easy living at night because of the lack of sun. THE body requires a amount of sun and without it the mind does go into some pretty dark places. So I have learned that taking the luxury of the sun as it is a face value subject. As I get older I am finding I enjoy it more and more. Hell this might eventually effect my mind to wanting to be out in it more often.. but.. this is also unlikely to happen soon?