Sleep – the magic elixir

So, I got a good night’s rest last night. I didn’t get to bed as early as I was planning, but I did sleep through – got about 7 hours, which is about average for me, now.

It’s amazing what a difference a good night’s sleep will make. I’ll have to do it again tonight. I’ve got a pretty sane day ahead of me — a chance to catch up on so much that I’ve been falling behind with — and I’m meeting with my neuropsych tonight for the first time in about a month. That often tires me out, and I find myself really crashing at night.

Plus, my spouse is out of town till late tonight, so I have less incentive to stay up and watch t.v. till all hours.

Yes, sleep. Good stuff.

I had another heavier workout this morning, which was good. I took a few days off to let myself recover, and I’m already feeling stronger than I felt a week ago, which is good. I used to go to the gym regularly — twice a week, like clockwork — and I felt great. I wasn’t a walking exemplar of bodybuilding uberfitness, but I was in really good shape, and I was able to wrangle some pretty heavy weights, back in the day.

Now it’s time to head back in that direction. I know I have to be careful, because it’s been more than 10 years since I was in that good a shape, but with the right approach and a lot of attention paid to form and nutrition and rest, I really believe it’s possible. I’ve just got to use my head and not let my ego get in the way or push me to do things that I should really wait on doing.

Okay, all that being said, it’s time to get ready for my meet-up with this former colleague of mine. I’m looking forward to hearing what’s going on.

Author: brokenbrilliant

I am a long-term multiple (mild) Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI or TBI) survivor who experienced assaults, falls, car accidents, sports-related injuries in the 1960s, '70s, '80s, and '90s. My last mild TBI was in 2004, but it was definitely the worst of the lot. I never received medical treatment for my injuries, some of which were sports injuries (and you have to get back in the game!), but I have been living very successfully with cognitive/behavioral (social, emotional, functional) symptoms and complications since I was a young kid. I’ve done it so well, in fact, that virtually nobody knows that I sustained those injuries… and the folks who do know, haven’t fully realized just how it’s impacted my life. It has impacted my life, however. In serious and debilitating ways. I’m coming out from behind the shields I’ve put up, in hopes of successfully addressing my own (invisible) challenges and helping others to see that sustaining a TBI is not the end of the world, and they can, in fact, live happy, fulfilled, productive lives in spite of it all.

One thought on “Sleep – the magic elixir”

  1. that is great you got some sleep, yes, it is good to let your boby rest a day after a work out.


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