Does this sometimes happen to you? You wake up just when that secure cloak of darkness is starting to give way to a translucent window shade. You tightly hug the puffy layers of comfort around you and say:

“I can’t do this.”

Maybe you have another half hour before the alarm goes off and you try to breathe deeply and relax. Eventually you have to give up and get up.

But don’t you always, being up and around, see how slack everything is?

So what is the “this” that you can’t do?

You’re doing something.

So do that.

Then sleep, wake up and when you say:

“I can’t do this.”

Just answer:

“OK, I’ll do what I’ve been doing all along—living my life.”

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