Sometimes in the morning, it takes me a long time to get out of bed. Or rather, I find the time of day that I throw back the covers and hop out into the chilly air is later in the day than when many people get out of bed. This may have to do with the fact that sometime last year, I decided that I wouldn’t get out of bed until I was compelled…internally. This may sound like a rather bizarre way to do things, and there are probably some people who would respond that they would NEVER get out of bed if they gave themselves permission to wait until they were ready to rise. To this I would respond:
Do you truly believe that you wouldn’t ever want to get out of bed if you were allowed to have as much rest as you need? I have found, for me, that this is not true. Instead, what I get from resting as much as I need to, is the ability to be joyful and present in my life. I find that instead of missing out on my life, I get to experience so much more.