There are times that I wake up in the middle of the night. I look at the clock and sleep will not come. Many times, I have read that it is better to get out of bed when this happens. In order to turn a negative situation into a positive, I find reading or writing helps to quiet my mind. It is a wonderful way to learn, be inspired or just relax into doing something that is healthy.
Writing can be a creative way to express one’s own feelings. When we put thoughts on paper and reread what is written energy is released. That energy may be positive or negative. Writing can help us get a better perspective on things that we may want to do. Actually there are times that we can learn from our own written thoughts. As we write we may experience pleasurable thoughts. Memories of times that were buried deep in our minds may surface. It is a way to express our inter selves. We may find that it is not only healthy but something that can lead us to positive action. When writing we can create our own personal world. Then again we may find that we have written something so creative that we want to share it with others. The more that we write the better our writing becomes.
Who knows, maybe you will become a well known author like Nora Roberts. You can read more about how Nora Roberts became a great author at www.noraroberts.com. One of my favorite quotes by Nora is, “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you are always in the same place.” Try writing and be inspired.
Reading exercises our mind. Knowledge leads to greater and bigger things. Some like to read for pleasure and enjoyment. We read and become inspired. It can start us on a road to success. It expands our minds and can motivate us to seek out our true potential. Reading can lead us to places that we have not been before. It introduces us to new ways of thinking. Jack Canfield’s writing is some of my favorite. He is the originator of Chicken Soup For The Soul. His writings are motivational and inspiring. In one of his writing he teaches how we can obtain our wants by asking. Jack explains how we can be trapped by the fear of rejection if we ask and someone says no. On the other hand, Jack Canfield writes how we can succeed by asking and overcome that fear. Maya Angelou is another inspiring writer. I enjoy reading her writings. Maya’s books, poems and autobiography are very inspirational. One of my favorite quotes by Mary Angelou is, “Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it.”
So as we boomers go about our daily routines in life today, don’t forget some of the best in life comes from that which has been around for a long time; Reading and Writing. It has always been a positive action. It is one of the few things that has not changed. So may I suggest that if you find yourself unable to sleep, try reading or writing as I just did. Treat yourself. Be Inspired!
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Originally posted 2011-09-29 10:00:34.