This is a quote from the Wall Street Journal in September 2009: “A recent study reported that 52% of working French don’t sleep well on Sunday night. But work-related stress is not a French disease, and is ubiquitous and severe in all developed economies. In the U.K. and U.S. 70% of employees don’t sleep well on Sunday night either.”
That means probably about
• 19 302 500 French workers
• 98 413 700 Americans and
• 21 700 000 British people
spent their Sunday nights tossing and turning in September of 2009, instead of getting a good night’s sleep.
Were you one of these millions of people? How did you overcome the problem? Or is it still a problem for you?
When we do things that are against our true nature, it requires a lot of energy. It also requires our energy to flow in a direction that does not feel natural. Our bodies go into a state of heightened alert and all systems go on standby.
Imagine how your body would respond when you do a job that is against your true nature. Your body would be in a continuous state of heightened alert during the week. By Friday afternoon you would feel exhausted, for good reason. Your energy will have been drained from you.
Then you spend the weekend doing things you love and enjoy, and you “re-charge your batteries”.
But what happens on a Sunday evening? Of course your mind starts to work on the job that waits for you on a Monday morning. You send a message to your body that says “time for heightened alert again” and your body obliges and becomes tense again. You cannot have a tense body and relaxed sleep. The result is a sleepless night of tossing and turning.
How do you counter-act the stress that keeps you awake on a Sunday night?
Find you life’s passion. Start to live that life’s passion as if each day is your last day. Your mind, body and spirit will be in alignment. You will sleep like a baby. It really is as simple as that.
Please leave a comment if you feel inspired.
Love and Light
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