I received a copy of “The Nocturnal Journal” ($16.00 value) in exchange for this promotion. Any opinions expressed here are honest and my own.
In the Introduction of this book…..here’s a piece: “I should start by saying that this book won’t help you to sleep any better, or even at all. But it will help you to make better use of those hours when you can’t sleep. The hours when you’re so full of angst and worries that you can’t really switch off the night (like me), or haunted by dark thoughts that you don’t always understand (like me), or repeatedly woken up right at the point of nodding off by yet another amazing idea (like me).”….seems to sum up this journal or AKA small workbook. This book is the something to do to shift one’s mind off their thoughts and into jotting those super ideas on paper or scraping up old memories or future plans and getting them off the head and down on paper.
According to the Center for Disease Control, 1 out of 3 Americans aren’t getting enough sleep, “enough” being the recommended 7 hours a night to “promote optimal health and well-being.” There are many causes for sleep deprivation: from dietary choices to stress and anxieties to sleep disorders to excitement and a creative mind that won’t turn off when the lights go out.
It can be easy to let these things become obstructions that rule your night and block you from much needed sleep, but as artist and illustrator Lee Crutchley proposes in his new 2-color release The Nocturnal Journal: A Late-Night Exploration of What’s Really On Your Mind if you decide to accept and explore those late-night thoughts and feelings, you can benefit from a fresh perspective, assuage your fears, explore your creativity, confront your darkest feelings, and reconnect with your truest self. Here are just a handful of sample prompts from the journal that help rein in and navigate the night mind:
* Write a resume that consists only of your failures and rejections. Which of these are still holding you back?
- Fill this box with all of your worries. Now sort them into these boxes: productive worries & unproductive worries.
* Write down every amazing idea you have tonight. Tomorrow, highlight the ideas that are still amazing.
* What would you save in a fire? What would you burn to the ground?
- What will you be remembered for? What would you like to be remembered for?
Sleeping issues?? Give The Nocturnal Journal a chance and purchase at Amazon, Barnes & Noble or anywhere books are sold.
About the Author
Lee Crutchley is an artist and author whose previous books include The Art of Getting Started and How to Be Happy (or at Least Less Sad). He enjoys the weird and wonderful ideas he has when he should be sleeping. Learn more at http://leecrutchley.co.uk/.