Question of the Day – No. 402 What keeps you up at night? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrMoreLinkedInRedditPinterestPocketTelegramWhatsAppSkypeEmailLike this:Like Loading... 86 thoughts on “Question of the Day – No. 402” Add yours Thinking about Writing…. Blogging …. both point and pointless LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Nice! How helpful is that? LikeLike Reply Very little. I generally sleep well, and if there’s something on my mind, I just tuck it in a little mental box, to be taken out and examined after I wake up the next day. LikeLiked by 5 people Reply That’s a great approach! Do you always try to find some time to analyze those thoughts? LikeLike Reply All the ideas floating around in my head. At its calmest, my brain still goes a mile a minute. LikeLiked by 5 people Reply Interesting! Do you always have a hard time sleeping because of these? LikeLike Reply Undone things. LikeLiked by 4 people Reply Do you stay awake by doing them or by thinking about them? LikeLike Reply They keep me awake worrying that I’ve forgotten something important… Or fixating on that one big job (folding the laundry or doing the washing up seem to be some of my “big” tasks) that I don’t have the energy to do whilst awake and alert. LikeLiked by 1 person My muse. Little bugger loves to start whispering ideas in my ear well after midnight. LikeLiked by 5 people Reply How do you handle those ideas? LikeLike Reply Write them down, and start fleshing them out when I have the time. LikeLiked by 1 person work LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Is that a good thing or a bad thing? LikeLike Reply Both, working nights does have some benefits but for an older person its kind of difficult on the body and mind. LikeLiked by 1 person another great question………usually things i really don’t need to worry about. 🙂 LikeLiked by 5 people Reply What do you do when those thoughts come? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply worry about them too much! working on that! LikeLiked by 1 person Pingback: Question of the Day – No. 402 — Pointless Overthinking – Pearl Child 🇺🇬 Thank you very much for your reblog! LikeLike Reply JoJo Bizarre Adventure. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Nice! 😀 LikeLike Reply Thinking about all the scenarios of my stress that have not even happened LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Do they ever happen? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Sometimes LikeLiked by 1 person Flashbacks and nightmares LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Is there a common repetitive theme? LikeLike Reply Yes, they are flashbacks of when I was in ICU and critically ill LikeLiked by 1 person Pain mostly, but my brain also likes to come up with all these ideas for projects when I’m trying to fall asleep. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply That seems tough. What about the ideas? Do you write them down when they come? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply No, but I really should as I tend to forget them by morning. I keep telling myself that I should keep a notebook in my nightstand so I have no excuse for not jotting them down. LikeLiked by 1 person Work and the kids lol. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply How many hours per day do you work? LikeLike Reply Close to 18 I have so many projects going on. How many do you work? LikeLiked by 1 person Right now, somewhere around 13. I need to work more to get my upcoming book ready, but I’m afraid of it :))) LikeLike Hahaha. My work. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I hope it’s because you love it, not necessarily because you have to… LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Yes I have to stay awake to work. I can’t put my head on the table. LikeLiked by 1 person Thinking of conversations with people or having late night conversations. If I’m stressed about things or sometimes I’m just that tired I’m so overtired I can’t sleep LikeLiked by 2 people Reply This feeling of being overtired and not being able to sleep is the toughest one… LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I hate it. And then you struggle the whole of the next day to keep awake so you can sleep the next night LikeLiked by 1 person My books and my kids. Either of them makes sure that I don’t have a good night’s sleep. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Well, I hope the time spent is pleasant 🙂 LikeLike Reply A monkey mind 🙃 LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Which are your most common questions? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I guess my mind makes lists. Like, to-do lists! Or organizing how I will fit everything into the next day’s 24hours 😊 LikeLiked by 1 person Welllll, I’m most nocturnal by nature so I guess everything? 😝 LikeLiked by 2 people Reply How come you’re nocturnal by nature? What do you do late at night? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I just am, it’s currently 7 in the morning and I’ve still yet to go to sleep lol, I just do what everyone does I guess but a night? I actually plan to write a post on this very topic in the near future 😝 LikeLiked by 1 person The stress. Especially if I have an issue, or the next day is going to be hard, or something bothers me. Endless, sleepless nights! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply How often it’s in your power to do something about those situations that create the stress? LikeLike Reply Collective human ignorance towards the planet Earth; we call home. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply I’m wondering how long will this planet keep us here… LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Nightmares or plots to books unwritten by me just yet. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply I hope you write down those ideas so you can write them 🙂 LikeLike Reply Yep, all the time! LikeLiked by 1 person What my purpose is LikeLiked by 2 people Reply What your purpose is? 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Yes LikeLiked by 1 person Currently my Mia Wallace embroidery project. Usually, conversation I had during the day, altering those conversations to my liking, sometimes thinking about the past (that’s not good) and Pinterest! LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Which of these is the most helpful for you? LikeLike Reply A brain that won’t shut the hell up, and the idiots who believe that they are entitled to blast music/race down streets/and have loud mufflers, and the sirens that often accompany such idiots as they crash. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply What does your brain keep talking about? LikeLike Reply Things that are bothering me, how I’m freaking tired, why can’t I fall asleep – and my all time favorite “building”. You start with a “Well, I could do X, and then the complications of Y come into play, and then those of Z, but you mustn’t forget the fact that X also has another path, so maybe the Y you’re thinking of is mot the right set of Ys… It will literally keep me up all night. LikeLiked by 1 person This is a tough one… When these thoughts come for me, I postpone them until morning. I have some kind of thoughts I let in before going to sleep (happy thoughts usually), and when others come, I address them during the day. And I really do let them in during the day otherwise the strategy won’t work. LikeLiked by 1 person My troublesome bladder. 😛 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply That’s tough… I hate when I have to wake up to go to the bathroom. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply The paperboy who runs down the drive next door at 4am and makes a huge amount of noise in the process.. I’d love to catch the swine! 😄 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply One day you’ll catch him! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Hahaha! 😄 LikeLiked by 1 person aripiprazole I believe is the culprit. I get a depot injection monthly and I only sleep for 3 to 4 hours. I do nod off occasionally in the day though. Micro naps. And the alarms that go off along with people running past my room. Oh, and guilt as well. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I get the medicine, but the guilt? Where does that come from? LikeLike Reply Being over tired is what keeps me up at night, as when I’m over tired I just can’t get to sleep no matter what I do. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I hope that doesn’t happen very often… LikeLiked by 1 person Reply About 6 months before it happens again. LikeLiked by 1 person Are you living someone else’s imagination? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Might be… but that “someone else” might be a sum of many people… LikeLike Reply are we the future the past foresaw? because the only reason you use numbers….letters….words….the sounds you attach to specific letters to make words….the only reason you know anything is because someone before you knew something….so is this what THAT human imagined???? the first human that imagined letters….the first human that imagined numbers……the first human that imagined “A” sounds like aaaahhhhhhhh….the first human that imagined green was GREEN….is this what they imagined would happen? An extension of the thread that is the story of our existence with every fiber merely a part of that whole because everything is connected….so are you what the universe was bound to create? LikeLiked by 1 person Use Melatonin for insomnia. Plant based. Still can’t sleep, work night shift. Sleep during day time when your house is empty. Kids are in the school 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply How come you chose to do this kind of work? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I had no chosen anything in my life. Everything came automatically in my life which I don’t know either. LikeLiked by 1 person Trying to catch up on my reading and writing. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Please be careful so you won’t get to burnout. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I’m think I’m way beyond burn out by now 🤦🏾♂️😫😂😂 But I try, thanks. LikeLiked by 1 person I am a natural worrier. But what keeps up at night is the craze of our politics. But I have decided to stop loosing sleep over the things I have little control over. 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