I find it very ironic that the very same night that I stress the importance of sleep to my challengers that I am WIDE AWAKE at 2:00am.
So what can it be? Let’s see, today I purposely cut my caffeine consumption in an effort to quit my consumption of my horribly guilty pleasure, French Vanilla Coffee Creamer. Ha ha, yes it’s not the coffee that I love so much it’s that super sweet coffee creamer! I love it. It owns me. I absolutely covet my coffee with that creamer in it about 4 times a day. My first cup is at 5:30am, my next cup is usually around 8:00am, the third is around 2:00pm and my last cup is usually around 6:00pm. I’m obsessed I think! Well, I did ok today without my 2nd, 3rd and even my 4th cup but by 10:00 my head was THROBBING! So this must be the moment that triggered my insomnia, right before I went to sleep I took two Excedrin. The caffeine in it must be what has my heart racing even still at 3:00am! Or is it???
This is SO NOT LIKE ME! I normally sleep like a ROCK! My head hits the pillow and I am out like a light. But not tonight. My thoughts immediately drift to my goals and then I realize, it’s not the caffeine that’s keeping me awake. It is my DREAMS!!! This happens to me every time I set new goals. I get so excited about the possibilities that lie ahead that they keep me awake. I am building a business that is changing lives daily, working on becoming a certified personal trainer and taking on a new challenge of taking my own fitness to a level that I HAVE to BELIEVE that I can ACHIEVE 100% in order to MAKE IT HAPPEN! I’m excited and terrified about all of these things at the same time. These are things I am PASSIONATE about and I can VISUALIZE them all coming true and there is NOTHING more exciting than THAT!
This is what happens when you are DRIVEN, when you find yourself LOVING what you do SO MUCH that it keeps you awake at night, when it consumes your every thought and makes you feel like your soul is on fire! What a wonderful, God given feeling this is! We were all created with a purpose and when you figure out what that purpose is you shouldn’t let ANYTHING stop you from ACHIEVING IT!
So I ask YOU, what’s keeping you awake at night? Is it an overload of caffeine or is it your DREAMS, your GOALS, your LIFE PURPOSE?