So I was doing a little stock take of life the other night. You know how it is, when you're woken at 3am and suddenly your mind is whirling with arbitrary thoughts and ideas. None of which are useful in any way to you at that ungodly hour, but serve to ensure that you are awake til at least 6am.
Anyway, I started thinking about stuff that makes me happy. The little things that bring me joy, even if just for a fleeting moment. And of course, being that night time waking often brings out negative thoughts, I also mulled over the things that annoy or irritate me. Those little niggly things that grate on you and wear you down.
So, after 2 hours less sleep than I should really have gotten, and feeling ready for a good solid nap at around 6am, I had created the lists below. I decided to separate them into two lists (cause who doesn't love a list?). Things I love and Things I hate.
I'm glad I had a little evaluate of these little things, even if it was at a time of night I should really have been fast asleep! Do you ever have those mind churning hours in the middle of the night? What sort of things pop into your head?
I'd better head to bed now so that I can hopefully squeeze in around 6 hours…here's hoping for a thought-free night…
I am a preschool and primary school teacher and mum to 3 children. I have been involved in education since 1997 and have trained in a variety of educational specialist areas. It is with this expertise that I write articles to help parents and educators provide quality learning experiences for the children in their care.