|The transit of venus revisioned|
I do get up in the night and paint because I can't sleep, feel wide awake, but usually it is after laying awake for an hour or more at bed time.
I do sometimes wake up and feel wide awake also.
I wouldn't mind the getting and sleeping again, if I could still get enough sleep, and if it didn't get me out of sync with the rest of the world. By which I mean, my family and community, my friends and so on.
I need to avoid "panicking" when I find myself awake at night. The anxiety keeps me awake when I might otherwise fall asleep again.
Last night I was laying awake and I said to myself, looks like another bad night and a little while later, I noticed I was falling asleep, and I woke myself up by being so excited and happy!
But then I was relaxed about it and did go to sleep.
I woke up multiple times alter, but was feeling relaxed enough to go to sleep again.
Getting a good night's sleep helps with fibromyalgia and IBS! If I don't sleep well, it's harder to accomplish things and I tend to be cranky and reactive.
(The image is from the transit of Venus across the SUN, but I have repurposed it here for a night scene.)