I’d Rather Be Dreaming of Beer
Have you ever had a dream that felt so real, after you woke up it took a few minutes to realize that it never happened? I dream a lot and try to write down the ones I remember as soon as I wake up. I’ve been having more luck lately remembering my dreams, and it’s an interesting start to the day.
I’ve had this reoccurring dream now for several weeks, and I’m not sure why it keeps happening. I always get into some situation and then I feel the urge to run as quickly as I can. Sometimes it’s out of joy and heading somewhere wonderful, and sometimes it is out of fear or necessity. No matter what the reason is in my dream, I can’t move my legs quickly. It feels like I’m running through quicksand and my legs are struggling in motion. It’s pretty freaky when it happens, but I’m always glad when I wake up and wiggle my toes without any problems.
I always read a book before I go to sleep instead of my phone because it helps me get to deep sleep sooner, and I wake up feeling more rested in the morning. My whole life I’ve struggled to fall asleep. As soon as I lay down, my mind starts racing, and I think of things that I haven’t remembered in years. It’ll be some random time in second grade when I got in trouble with the teacher, and Mrs. Repp told my parents, but then I lied about it and got away with it, and it has nothing to do with my life anymore, but now I’m stressing instead of sleeping. Oh and then there was that one time…
Now I drink a beer with dinner to unwind and relax a little to ease my mind. I find my thoughts don’t race as much at the end of the day, and I’m starting to really enjoy the taste of beer. I prefer bottles over cans, and my wife started getting me growlers of my favorite beers.
Depending on the meal, I like to have a port or a stout and I really only drink dark beers. The growlers are awesome, but they take up a lot of space in my fridge. I looked around online and found this nifty contraption. I ordered it last week and it just came in the mail. It was just the right size to fit next to my little bonsai trees, and I think the beer tastes better
The next thing I need to find is a better reading lamp for my chair. I use a tall lamp that shines a light on the ceiling of the corner, but I think I want to try something more directional. I’ve also read that red light is easier on your eyes that bright white or yellow or blue. The wavelength is larger, which makes the light naturally less intense. I have red lights on my dashboard, and they seem to work for me. It’s pretty interesting how something like the color of light can make a difference on your eyes and help you sleep.