I have been having trouble in sleeping. If the clock does not strike 3 or 4 in the morning, my eyes will not shut.
At first, I felt not well; I was angry; and in the morning, I was tired, and yes I had no good mood.
But after I change my point of view towards this kind of problem, I'm able live with this new habit, with smile.
How I can survive with this new routine?
It is not easy, but it is not hard as well if you say that you can do it.
At opening, I look from another angle. I think that being not sleep at night is good because...
I am able to do exercise
I have to say in honest that I am lazy to do workout. So, I take this chance to do exercise. However, I don't do heavy workout. I just perform leg-up-to-the-wall pose. I choose this kind of exercise for it helps my waists, bone, and because it is late night, I don't want to cause any disturbing to other people.
I do for 15 minutes only.
I am able to recite Dharma
I am Buddhist.
Before, I was serious sick, then I was told to recite Dharma. After I practiced it, my illness becomes better and better.
When I was quite good, I went to work, and I did not have time to pray to the Buddha.
Hence, I take the night, when I don't sleep, to recite praying to the Buddha, dharma, and the monk.
Around 20, I think, and it is spent almost one hour.
I am able to do meditation
While I was healing disease with Buddhism way, I performed meditation too.
Then I did not do it for I was busy in job.
During the pandemic, I can have chance to practice again.
Well, I am self-employed, so I can get up whenever I want.
But for the people that has to go to work in the morning, should practice meditation. This will help you to maintain energy and mood. Even you don't sleep at night, or you sleep only one or two hours, in the morning, you will be well like you have four to six hours.
No need to practice like professional. Be simple.
You can choose between sit and sleep.
If you choose to sit, just sit cross leg, put right leg on left leg. Then set left hand on the leg and put right hand on your left hand. After, you close your eyes, and breathe, and please focus on your breath.. it is long, it is short, and so on. Perform this as long as you can.
If you choose to sleep, just sleep straight, and put your left palm on your stomach, then put your right palm on the left hand. After that, close your eyes, then perform breath like above.
Sometimes, when I do meditation, I fall asleep.
I am able to listen to music
When I work, I ever listen to music. But I don't have time to concentrate on the meaning of the music or the song.
Different from when I listen to it at night. I am able to enjoy with singer. I am able to get meaning of the song, aim of the song composer, rhythm of the music etc.
I find it is so romantic to listen to the song at night. Use low volume.. um, very relax.
Just these few things, I can pass the long night happily.