Even as I typed the title, I said to myself, “What in the heck would that look like?” That is an oxymoron in my head. From the time I open my eyes, sometimes even before, my mind is racing. Random thoughts fire in my head: grocery list additions, the dog’s flea pill, work issues, need to do more leg lifts, should I whiten my teeth? And that is before I’ve even had a single sip of coffee.
Some nights my mind is so busy it makes my legs do that restless leg shake and it wakes me up. It usually starts at 3 A.M. in the darkest time of the night. I try to ignore the rustling under the covers and my husband will groan, “Oh no! Not again!” It a true mind and body experience. I’m flailing like a fish out of water. My right leg wants to do a stretch, jump, stretch combination. I feel like a gymnast warming up for a routine. But let’s be honest, that will never happen in this body. While I try to calm my legs, my mind is running wild and free. Have you ever seen those little tiny birds chasing the surf? That is my mind!
All of this stretch, jump, stretch talk is making me drowsy. It’s time for a nap. I’m going to ask my inner gymnast to go lay on the mat so I can get some rest and quiet that busy mind of mine. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz!