My new acupuncturist is AMAZEBALLS! I think I had 30 needles in yesterday! No, it's not the quantity, but this is the first American-trained acupuncturist to use a significant amount of needles on my body. After each session, I feel very tired and just want to sleep...but the next day, I awaken feeling refreshed and energized! Even after a rather emotionally-traumatic weekend. My body is shifting back to its 30-year habit of needing 8 solid hours of sleep, as well, instead of this new 9-hours-or-die amount it has been demanding for months.
I have a falling-asleep-affirmation post-it stuck to the side of my night stand; I try to remember to look at each night as I turn off the Kindle or the light, which reads: "I lovingly release the day. I fall asleep easily and peacefully. Tomorrow will take care of itself." I notice when I read those words right before falling asleep, and repeat them as I drift, they become a self-fulfilling prophecy, and I awake of the Right Side of The Bed, almost every time! Hence, I am grateful for my acupuncturist, Ashley, bedtime affirmations, 8 hours of sleep being adequate, and release of this weekend's mind-created stressful thoughts!
Today will be a great day!
...is practicing gratitude every day for 365 days. Began on April 22, 2016, let's see how life changes over the course of this next year!