Wednesday, June 23

Adventures in Acupuncture

So, I’m always tired. It doesn’t seem to matter how much sleep I get or don’t get, I just am.

On the other end of that, I literally CANNOT fall asleep AT ALL unless I take melatonin.

And I sleep soundly, as far as I am aware. I don’t wake up during the night, I don’t have nightmares, there’s nothing out of the ordinary. And yet, I’m always tired.

I tried something new today. I got acupuncture done. I’ve always been too nervous to try it before, but decided to give it a go. It felt sort of weird. Wasn’t bad. Not painful. And I can’t actually tell if it helped at all with my physical body, but afterwards, I was talking with a friend, and they stopped me after a moment and said, “Why are you bouncing off the walls?”

And it was sort of in this moment I realized how awake I felt, and how rested I felt, and how it shifted everything I was feeling. I had been happy before, and I still was, the emotion hadn’t changed, but now I had the energy to actually express it.

It’s a weird feeling. To feel awake. And I’m trying to figure out the last time I felt awake, or if this has anything to do with getting the acupuncture, or if my body has just randomly decided to be awake now.

What do you think?

And when was the last time you felt awake?

Colin Jon d.

Niklas Morberg, March 18, 2009 Creative Commons (CC BY-NC 2.0) flickr
Niklas Morberg, March 18, 2009
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