Reclaiming Experience

This blog is a tool for recording my experiences as well as evaluating my day-to-day life. With my camera in hand, I will make meaning out of my life.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Day 19: Falling Houses

I came home from work tonight and found my boots laid out this way from last night.  I found it comical because it reminds me of the Wizard of Oz.  It felt like someone dropped a house on me last night, but I don't think I'm a wicked witch (some people may disagree).

I enjoyed our conversation about sleep in my class last night.  The author of the book we are reading believes that we sleep to allow our dreams to process all of our thoughts and problem solve.  The dreams run through a variety of scenarios to determine the best solution.  I don't know if this is exactly right, but I do think there is some truth to it.  I cannot describe how many nights I go to bed anxious about a problem, and wake up feeling better about the issue.  I tend to get most of my problem solving ideas in the morning, shortly after waking up.  I love learning about how our minds work and trying to harness that understanding in a way to improve life experiences.

1 comment:

  1. Have you tried meditation? It helps rest and relieve stress--sometimes. It will be so nice when you get your master's degree and have more time in your life. Linda