I had no intentions of getting up at 2:00 a.m. today, but the thunderstorm and my scared dog had other plans. Once the storm passed and my dog was sound asleep, I was still wide awake with my mind racing over several subjects. In that situation, I’ve found that it’s just best to go ahead and get up and get things done instead of lay there frustrated that I’m not asleep.
So that’s what I did.
With social media sites checked, two blog posts written and several emails read or sent, I’m glad I got up and got things done. I’ll have to go to bed a little earlier than normal tonight, of course, to make up for it, but that’s OK. It’s best to strike when the iron is hot, and it was definitely hot in the wee hours this morning.
Most of us like some semblance of routine in our lives – when we get up, when we eat, where we go, what we do, when we go to bed. Sometimes, however, those routines are disrupted through no fault of our own. How do we handle them? Do we get frustrated or do we make the best of it?
The word redeem can mean to recover, to liberate, rescue or save. So rather than fret over the disruptions that come with interrupted plans and schedules, why not follow the advice of leap year lesson #270 – Redeem the time.