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Wade through t' river? You were lucky, all we had was thick mud to wade through.
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You lot down south never knew that you were born. Thick mud, in summer, must have been warm and very comforting. The winter of 1962-63, it was so bad, and cold and bitter, that we could not sleep. We had to burn our Chippendale furniture to keep warm. And so we did not have to go to the outside 'netties' (toilets to you upper classes darn sarf; I wonder if Buck Palace had outside loos ?) we were allowed to use the family Ming vases, 'cos the poes would freeze up in the bedroom. Aye we lived through hard times oop norf.
There was 6 of us used to huddle round a candle. When it got really cold our dad used to light it.
Seriously, when I wanted to give up smoking I went to a hypnotherapist. He didn't stop me smoking, I did that a few years later. But what it did teach me was an easy form of meditation and for the last fifteen years I've used it often.
No religious clap trap or gurus, just an everyday basic technique for clearing your mind and relaxing. If you want it, sleep follows. I'm a quite highly strung individual by nature and used to hate waiting at airports, for example. Now, I can just sit back and in seconds be relaxed and unworried.
I drive to the south of France several times a year and can now pull into a rest area on the autoroute, put myself into a doze for 20 minutes and come round relaxed and rested. It has eliminated the awful and dangerous thing of driving when I'm tired.
It's dead easy but takes a lot of practice, you have to persevere. If I don't sound like some kind of loony, if you PM me, I'll tell you how I do it and you could likely amend it for your own preferences.
I've been using a simple form of meditation for over 20 years, and there's no real way of knowing what benefits I get from it, but I used to have a chronic lower back ache, a hiatus hernia, and few other nagging little problems that have all disappeared over the years. It also helps me relax and clear my mind, as you say David. I've told several people on here how to do it, but they seem to find it too hard, or haven't gotten back to me. I have no trouble going to sleep, about 30 minutes after I take a pill.
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I drunk half a bottle of lemonade last night (yes, really), and had the best sleep for ages. So good that I didn't wake up until about 7.00, did what I had to do, then fell asleep again until 9.00! That said, I had weird dreams about travelling by train and meeting up with loads of EPZers up in Leeds, some of whom I recognised, but it was a weird one and very crowded and I couldn't wait to get away and get back on the train to London. I'll keep off that lemonade from now on.
Quote: I've told several people on here how to do it, but they seem to find it too hard, or haven't gotten back to me.
I think you told me StrayCat. It was interesting but as you say, it was too hard and I've absolutely no patience.
[quote]I drunk half a bottle of lemonade last night (yes, really), and had the best sleep for ages.
I had better stop mixing lemondae with my whisky, then. I'll just stick to beer and whisky.
Started working nights permantly 2 weeks ago. Any advance on 3 hours sleep a day
Think i should be in the grumpy group
Your already in the Grumpy group
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Lack of sleep is leaving me fuddled and confused!!
...why not invite the Wacom spring competition judge around to your house to show you his photo slideshow.
Quote: ...why not invite the Wacom spring competition judge around to your house to show you his photo slideshow.
ZZZZZZ........ Looks like kathrynlouise is getting her sleep, nowadays. No progress report from her.
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