Friday, January 18, 2013

Are You Sleeping?

I enjoy a good sleep. I am a frequent dreamer. My dreams often make sense of whatever I am dealing with in my waking life, with much less effort, because, hey, I am sleeping! I work out story problems, remember where I left my keys, find the right words for a difficult situation....all while fast asleep in my cozy bed. 

It turns out I am not insane, at least when it comes to sleep. Research states the restorative benefits of sleep help the mind process what it takes in during waking hours. A recent article that appeared in the Wisconsin State Journal claimed it is better to take a nap after a lecture than it is to pull an all nighter to study. The rest allows your brain to process the information you learned more efficiently than hitting the books.

I have been sleeping more than usual lately. This seems to be a trend for me in January. I have blamed exhaustion after the holidays, the cold days, longer nights that are actually getting shorter.

Perhaps I am just processing new knowledge. 

Friday, January 4, 2013

Operation Read It

A new goal for a new year. I plan to read every book in this stack this year, with the exception of the Wisconsin Blue Book. I already read that.

In order to accomplish this, I will have to avoid the library. A book on borrowed time always takes precedence over one I own. This is a stack of books I have owned and not read for an embarrassingly long time.

Next year, I may tackle what's on my Kindle.