Forgive before you sleep

There is a study that proves the negative effect of sleeping while in a state of anger. Before I’ve known about the study, I’m already practicing the habit that I call as never-go-to-sleep-angry method. Before I go to bed, I leave unwanted feelings by relaxing first like controlling my breathing or taking a bath, then I tell myself some comforting statements like these:

“They just don’t understand me.”

“To be great is to be misunderstood.”

“To understand all is to forgive all.”

And a lot more. For as long as the words are comforting to me, it doesn’t really matter if they don’t fit in the context why I became angry.

You can only do that if you have forgiven yourself first. Never go to bed with a heavy heart. Cast them away first and leave them behind. Forgive yourself and others as well before going to sleep.

The habit of reading

During the past week, I can’t think of something to write about. Maybe due to the lack of inspiration or whatsoever. I think I should start settling on capturing sudden thoughts entering my mind even if it’s just a random one.

So instead of forcing to create something from nothing, I’ll just write about what I have been doing for the past week: reading books.

I just recently finished reading Angels and Demons by Dan Brown. It’s really an achievement for me to finish this book because when I see a thick book, even it’s just a paperback issue, I usually decline reading it. Luckily, I got hooked by its content and eventually ended up finishing the whole book. Wow! It almost took me a month to finish reading it since I only read it before I go to sleep. Every night, my reading habit usually don’t exceed an hour since I already feel sleepy.

So in order for me to finish a book, it would usually take a week for me to decide if I will read it in one sitting or in parts but in a daily basis (or every other day).

I usually build a unique habit in each book I have because when I grab one, I usually don’t read it from the start to finish.

So, I should really be consistent in setting a particular time for reading. Now, once I decide on reading a new book, I should finish it!

After reading books, my next goal would be writing a book review. Hehe! Maybe I’ll just start doing reviews to the books I have read for the past 6 years.