I don’t need a lot of hours to sleep.
I used to sleep for seven hours, but when I became vegan, that number dropped naturally to six. I started waking up one hour before my alarm.
This change happened a month after I gave up what was not mine, to begin with.
I was not expecting it.
Nowhere did I find any scientific evidence that being vegan changes your sleeping pattern. When I think about it, all the poison in corpses, dairy, and eggs was probably making my body more tired.
Since I have been vegan for 7.5 years, I gained a total of 150 days to my life just by being awake for an extra hour each day.
Last Tuesday, I only slept for 5 hours.
Was it another miracle of being vegan?
I am a very active person, and being vegan has added a lot to it. I feel all the time that my body has so much energy as if I am a young man.
My mind though is of an older person, which keeps me at home and not going out all the time. I no longer party all night long (or at all for that matter).
Nevertheless, staying at home does not mean that I am more relaxed.
There are so many things that I love to do.
I love to read, play video games, cook, watch Netflix in my movie room (I have a 4K projector and a 9 feet widescreen).
I write many emails to friends that I have abroad. I have my blog to maintain and answer the many messages I get regarding it.
I have house projects; I meet with friends and so on. I always have so many more things that I want to do than I can.
Working out also takes a lot of time. The extended workout routine that I do on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Fridays take 3 hours from start to finish.
Last Tuesday, I was done with my workout around 10 PM, and I felt that I did not do anything yet. After eating a homemade pasta dish, I decided to play more of Dragon Age on my PS3.
Dragon Age is a role-playing video game. You must rid the land of the blight, which is a plague-like infection. Once I immerse in this world, I find it hard to stop playing.
I love to pretend that I am this beautiful, strong elf with long blond hair that is a hero called to save the world.
Being able to go back to this kind of an invented world is what kept my spirit up after my right brain suffered neurological damage last October.
At first, I could barely play. My coordination, vision, and hearing were all fucked up (to a certain degree they still are).
I insisted on playing because it was my way to escape the horror of my new reality. In my game, I was still powerful and healthy. I remember playing and crying at the same time.
I did not cry last Tuesday while I was playing.
I was having a great time in Ferelden, a region of the land of Dragon Age. However, like cinderella, my clock was ticking. By midnight I need to be in bed. That’s because I have to wake up every morning at 6 AM for work.
I wake up that early because I hate wasting my life in traffic jams.
Last Tuesday night, I could not stop playing.
It’s always like this when the time comes to go to bed. I’m like a child; I don’t want to stop whatever I am doing because I am having so much fun.
I wish there were a way for me not to sleep at all!
Eventually, I ended up going to bed at 2 AM. I was too tired to get out of bed before 7 AM. Since it was already too late to avoid traffic jams, I decided to make it a slow morning.
I woke up with my morning boner and decided to take a long shower. The soft morning light was so beautiful that I felt that I need to take some photos of me starting my day.
As you can see from my expression, I was not fully awake when the cold water started running all over my naked and tired body.
Last night I did sleep for six hours.
I ended my three hours workout routine at 8 PM, which gave me enough time for a relaxed dinner and then playing 2.5 hours of Dragon Age. By midnight I was in bed, sleeping.
Today is my short day at work.
I finish working at 3 PM, and yes, of course, I will go to the nude beach. I have a new book that I have started reading. If it turns out to be good, I will write about it in my next blog post. Provided no one makes love to my ass at the beach today. If that happens, maybe I will write about it instead.
Hugs & love,
If you enjoyed this post, I’d be very grateful if you’d help it spread by emailing it to a friend or sharing it. Thank you!