Post-vacation insomnia

Why does that happen?
For the last 2 weeks I have slept soundly and well – often for more than 8 hours per night – and even for 10 nights in the open air on the balcony of our Como apartment.
Monday morning I woke at 4.30am (on that same balcony) and watched a glowing moon in the dawn sky as I composed emails in my mind – then got up and wrote them.
Monday was a day of travel from Como to Manchester, house-hunting as soon as I returned from the airport and then some last minute professional clothes shopping in Selfridges (new look for the July workshops – I’m sick of the man in black – feel typecast and bored – need a new image/brand).
Thinking I was exhausted, I retired at 11.00pm last night with maybe just a little too much pasta and Cannonau inside me?
Woke at 3.30am this morning and I’ve been sat at my desk working since then until now – 7.00am.
Emails and mail all answered – feeling very up to date.
But that’s not so good when I have a 4-hour drive to Salisbury later this morning to view some domestic properties.
That’s the mind of the solopreneur though – once its awake, its awake.
Off for a good walk now, followed by cappuccino and a busy day.


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Chris Barrow

Chris Barrow has been active as a consultant, trainer and coach to the UK dental profession for over 20 years. As a writer, his blog enjoys a strong following and he is a regular contributor to the dental press. Naturally direct, assertive and determined, he has the ability to reach conclusions quickly, as well as the sharp reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. In 2014 he appeared as a “castaway” in the first season of the popular reality TV show “The Island with Bear Grylls”. His main professional focus is as Coach Barrow, providing coaching and mentorship to independent dentistry.