As we head into the doldrums of the long, dark days of January I thought I’d write about the importance of sleep. We know that sleep is important and that we could all likely use more of it. However, here are some points that are worth noting again. An article from Nov 2019 lists the Top 10 Reasons for getting a good night’s sleep:
Sleep keeps your heart healthy
Sleep may help prevent some cancers
Sleep reduces stress
Sleep reduces inflamation
Sleep makes you more alert
Sleep improves your memory
Sleep may help you lose weight
Napping makes you smarter (THIS one I really like!)
Lately, I’m finding myself using the metaphor of being careful to not to fall ‘Down the Rabbit Hole‘. And while I’m not a particular fan of Alice in Wonderland, I do appreciate the symbolism of the story.
For me, the Rabbit Hole represents a warning. A warning for myself (and others) to not be pulled into that space of distraction where others may want to take you.
What is a Rabbit Hole? Its reference goes back to Alice being attracted to the hole in the ground and then falling head over heals into a new world of amazement and distraction.
In the real world, Rabbit Holes are sometimes referenced when we see something that pulls us away from the task at hand. I reference the concept when I see things such as questions or statements that may even seem somewhat related to the topic, but in reality, they are meant to pull us away from the important conversation or task in front of us.