I have nightmares. On occasion. They can be frightfully scary and just the other night, dear hubby was sweet enough to stop watching his movie and come to bed with me after I woke up screaming "help", to one extent or another, from a nightmare.
When the thought came into my mind to blog about this I thought I would do some proper research to share an insightful tale. Okay, many adults have nightmares so I am not alone. I didn't think I was. I was more interested in what research thought the cause may be and tips for more restful slumber. Okay, googling for medical/health information can be a dangerous road to follow. The article wanted to assign some bigger health reasons to the nightmare. I am not arguing that this isn't the case for some but in all reality, I just had a bad dream.
I attribute it to a greater amount of stress at work and more unknowns right now. I am a planner. I like to know my path in terms of x, y, and z. I know I am helping manage the course on race day, Saturday, but found out yesterday, I am helping to set it up too. Okay, no problem. But I didn't have that on my plan. I can adjust, don't get me wrong. But for a mind still wondering what exactly I am doing on Saturday and how I will be accomplishing it in terms of transportation, springing on an "oh yeah, you are doing this Friday and more details will be coming" is hard to manage. And I won't even go into the new tasks that were added to my list of to do's today. I strive to be the best I can be at all times and in my mind, knowledge and planning is the pathway to success.
But back to the nightmares. I will be fine but hope they cease so I can get some uneventful, peaceful slumber soon. And it is odd to have two tough nights in a row so I should be good tonight. And believe it or not, I never really remember the content of the nightmare. I have vague whispers of images but can't bring them into focus. I always remember my struggle of pulling myself out of the dream to being awake. Yes, I do realize I am stuck in a bad dream and fight my way awake....and sometimes it ends in my yelling out "help!".
Daily Gratitude: I am thankful the rain was gone this morning.
Daily Affirmation: I am right where I am supposed to be.