On day 334 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I emailed myself.
Ever have a brilliant idea only to later forget what it was? That used to happen to me a lot.
Some of my best ideas come in the middle of the night when I’m fully relaxed and free from distractions. But then, in my sleepy fog, I’d drift back to sleep and forget what the idea was altogether.
I can’t be the only one who experiences this. I mean, jotting down ideas in the wee hours of the night can be a challenge. Turning on a light, or even walking across the hall to my office, is a surefire way to wake my husband (and it doesn’t exactly make falling back asleep any easier either).
But I recently discovered that I can email my elusive little thoughts to my inbox, and they’ll be magically waiting for me when I wake up in the morning. It’s like having a parking lot for ideas. If something juicy happens to pop into my head at 2 a.m., I simply grab my phone and take a couple of seconds to send myself a note.
I’ve noticed that this little act of self-care helps me relax and drift back to sleep more easily, and a good night’s sleep supports my well-being. After all, we’re more creative when we’re well-rested.
How do you remember your brilliant ideas?