I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep
--- Edgar Allan Poe, A Dream within a Dream
Time keeps slipping away. We could do so much more if we could discipline ourselves better. We could improve our well-being physically, emotionally, financially. Where to start?
I don't get enough sleep. Put another way, I'm great at staying up late. Or rather my brain is and it drags my body along. There are so many things to do. Blogging is one. A few more minutes, a few more minutes, a few more minutes. Pretty soon the minutes turn into hours.
The morning alarm clock makes no adjustments for the shorter sleep time. The body tries, but soon starts rebelling. Yesterday was such a day. After dinner, I had to snooze. I woke up refreshed and wasn't feeling tired at at 11 p.m. or midnight or even later.
Guess what happened? The cycle repeats.