I guess each of us was afraid of the dark when we were kids. We of course had imaginary monsters under our beds and ghosts in our closets. We would run to our parent’s room and they calmed us by checking everything in our rooms, showing that there was nobody to be afraid of. Every single time they would do it with the same pretended sincere face that made us believe they took our highly important issue seriously.
Years passed by and we then understood how childish and ridiculous our fears were. We could then laugh about it as we do now remembering it.
Then, again couple years passed by, we faced different „monsters“ in life.
In 2012 I moved to Miami while I had a big project which I was responsible for in another country. That project didn’t go as planned. During the day I had a life in Miami, during the night it was a life in Europe. Due to the time shift with Europe I had to have web conferences and calls to undergo with partners and consultants who just started their working day.
Circadian rhythm? I did not know any more what it was. The few hours I had to sleep before taking care of my duties in Miami were horrible. I couldn’t sleep for my thoughts didn’t let me, they were just too loud.
In order to have at least a couple hours of sleep I turned on funny TV Shows (like „The big bang theory“) to allow the protagonists drown my own mind. It worked but it definitely was not healthy.
After we managed to overcome the downswing, I told myself that I never would put myself in such a situation.
Never let anyone or anything plant such a poison in your mind. You have to be the master of YOUR mind. Nothing is worth it.
Cheers and derush