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No Sleep, No Problem: How Intuitive Insomnia Boosts Your Creative Genius
Dear Sleep, It's Not You, It's Intuition.
If you're the kind of person who's highly intuitive and creative, you've got 99 problems, but staying awake ain't one.
We're the sleepless artists, empaths, healers, coaches, freelancers, and spiritual seekers; the musicians and those who made up their own titles.
We have tired eyes and restless minds, and just like that Katy Perry song, we're wide awake.
What is intuitive insomnia?
Intuitive insomnia is when sleep decides to play hard to get.
It's like having a never-ending brainstorming session that keeps you up all night, buzzing with creative ideas and intuitive insights when all you really want is some shut-eye.
We, the intuitive creatives, have difficulty falling and staying asleep.
Our beautiful minds make sleep feel like a mind-boggling miracle.
And it's not just that; we're super sensitive to everything around us. Annoying sounds, bothersome lights, even the smallest changes to our sleep space can throw us off.
Restless nights are packed with intense sudden urges to explore and expand upon our creative intuitive ideas.
Our minds are on overdrive, when our bodies crave rest.
But hold up, are we responsible for our sleep issues?
I used to feel guilty about creating while the world slept, but then it hit me - those insomniac nights have actually helped me break free from conventional thinking.
People love to remind us about the negative effects of insomnia on our physical and mental health.
I got this lengthy email from a wellness blog preaching the importance of healthy sleep habits.
"Remember, taking care of yourself and getting the sleep you need is essential," they nagged.
Oh thanks, I wasn’t aware.
Streaming apps are no better, constantly asking, "Are you still watching? Do you know what time it is?"
As if we're up at 3 am like, "Sleep? Nah, I'm good."
I don’t think my life's purpose is to master late-night snacking, sneaking extra-toasty Cheez-its without waking up the whole household.
We don't need constant reminders of the negative effects of insomnia.
What we need is some praise for our ability to keep creating despite the lack of recharge.
Our angels and guides aren't high-fiving each other; they're guiding us to the nearest coffee shops before we collapse from exhaustion in front of the Broista.
We're looking like extras in a zombie apocalypse movie rated 3.5 on IMDb, barely clinging to existence.
Our internal battery? Running on 1%.
We're fuming all day and still checking on our strong friends.
We're those sleepless souls scrolling through YouTube shorts, unlocking the mysteries of the universe at 4:44 am. And trust me, it's not easy friends.
Our level of exhaustion is profound.
But wait, there's more...
We watch the world wake up all refreshed, only to be told we're a hot mess emotionally, with a higher chance of experiencing every pharmaceutical ad side effect.
Why do they shame us?
Just because we're creating when we should be sleeping?
Listen up, fellow creatives, we're doing the best we can, and that's more than enough.
We’d benefit from being more flexible with ourselves, not shaming ourselves.
Where my self-love advocates at?
Go ahead, tell 'em.
Yes, it's okay to create from bed!
Why? Because we're up anyway.
We don't need those overwhelmingly rested sleep elitists judging us spiritual seekers with their evidence-based research and treatments.
Guess what? Two things can be true at the same time: We can have poor-ish sleep hygiene and still come up with genius creative ideas.
It's time we talk about the perks of intuitive insomnia.
Welcome to "Amber's Favorite Things!"
Every subscriber is getting something special at midnight.
You get a brilliant idea! And you get a brilliant idea!
Here are 5 of my favorite free gifts of intuitive insomnia:
1. Uninterrupted periods of creative exploration.
2. Brilliant "aha" moments striking at 2:22 am.
3. Reclaiming our time.
4. Holding space for our passion projects because our dreams don't sleep.
5. Meditation during sleepless nights, leading to parallel universes.
Sure, the experts warn that I'll look old and haggard if I don't get enough sleep.
Yeah, I look disheveled during the day, but let me tell you something - I stopped caring.
It's time we think "different" about distraction-free nights.
The lack of sleep isn’t a curse. Following the whispers of intuition will always lead us to some unconventional sleep patterns on our spiritual journey.
Let’s embrace these bonus hours.
There's a soul-deep connection between creativity and insomnia that is worth exploring, unbound by society’s norms.
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