365 Days of Fun in Marriage

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Restful Sleep

May11

Tip # 11 

Whatever It Takes, Get Some Sleep 

What’s sleep got to do with having fun in marriage? A lot more than you think!

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This is a personal experience story here. I always hated sleep. I was the kind of person who thought there were so many things to do in life that I wanted to get by on about 5 hours sleep every night. I thought I remembered reading in a college music appreciation class that some famous composer only slept 5 hours every night. My thought: if he could do it, so could I.

Of course, I don’t know who the composer was, not sure if the information was true or if I remembered it correctly, and can’t find the facts now. So, my supposition about 5 hours sleep being worthwhile was based on totally ungrounded information. I know now that it was stupid, but I thought you could determine for yourself the amount of sleep you needed.

For the first hundred years of marriage I was a grouch until late mid-morning and many times on into the day, evening, and next day. Well, of course that’s not true—the “first hundred years of marriage part.” The part about being a grouch was true.

I don’t know how it came about but sometime later in adult life, I began working to get 8 hours sleep most every night. Oh, my goodness. What an attitude change it brought in my life! Maybe all the scientific research is correct that people honestly do need 7-8 hours sleep.

Once I started getting real sleep on a nightly basis, my attitude improved. It’s a miracle how those two things go together.

Maybe it won’t work for you, but it’s my suggestion that you do everything possible to get 7-8 hours sleep most nights. My husband and I found that when I’m not so grouchy, our relationship improved. Imagine that!

Try it, you might like it.

 

~ Glenda (gj)  www.wordwardrobe.com  or  www.glendaschoonmaker.com 

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