The ‘positive’ sides to sleepness nights

Between bad CP nights and a flare up in my anxiety I’ve been having a lot of sleepness nights.

It’s not all bad though.  Yes, it’s annoying sleeping late into the morning instead,  but I’ve noticed there are a few positive things to come out of it.

1. I’m reading loads
2. I’m listening to a lot of music and adding more stuff to my writing playlist
3. I usually get writing ideas as I’m trying to go to sleep.
4. I tend to do physio when I’m having a bad cerebral palsy night or just struggling to sleep

I’ll admit that when I started writing this post I thought there were a lot more of them than I’ve listed here, but they all count.

This could’ve ended badly!

Even though I use a walking frame or wheelchair, some of you probably know that I walk around my  house unaided, and hold onto walls and cupboards and various other household objects as I need to.

(Believe me, I will grab hold of just about anything close to me to avoid falling over if I need to. I cringe when I think back to how many times I latched on to poor, unsuspecting strangers when I used to walk around the supermarket without help as a kid.)

I  wouldn’t say I could find my way around my house with my eyes closed (I tried it once, panicked and fell over – shocker) but I feel safe wandering around it.

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Fun Fact Friday [53]

Hello and welcome to Fun Fact Friday, the place where I share facts about myself that aren’t linked to my cerebral palsy.

You all probably know by now that I love to read, but I have been in a massive reading slump for months now. It feels like none of the books I pick up grab my attention and I give up on most of them half way through. I’ve tired going to the library, but I bring books home and the same things happen, or I don’t touch them at all. I’ve selected books to get rid of and bought new ones. Nothing seems to be working and I don’t like it. I think I’ve finished maybe three books in the last three months or so.

I maaay have overdone it a bit

Do you ever have one of those days where you’re enjoying a book so much that you just drop everything for the rest of the day to finish it?

That was me earlier this week when reading Addition by Toni Jordon; a novel about a woman with OCD, which some of you may know is a topic close to my heart. (I also reviewed it over on my YouTube channel if you’re interested.)

Anyway, while the long day’s reading may have been good for my mood because I think I’m finally out of the massive reading reading slump I’ve been in, it probably  wasn’t so good for me on a cerebral palsy level.

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