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Get Some Sleep and Carry On

Hello Murfreesboro! How’s life?

If you ever feel like you don’t love your life, take a nap. I’m willing to bet that will solve most of your issues.

If you’re well rested, focused and clear-headed, and still don’t like your life, I’m afraid there are deeper problems than lack of rest. But more often than not, whether you are 4 or 40, much of your frustration can probably be traced back to lack of sleep and energy. The feeling that you will never get caught up, or that you’ll never impress so and so, or that you’re just drained, sore, and stuff ain’t right may be gone once you wake up from a rest.

If you are on deadline, and simply do not have time for a nap, take 10 minutes to reflect, focus and breathe. If you are on an even tighter deadline, and really have some serious goals that you are determined to make happen NOW, take 10 seconds.

Even 10 seconds of silence can do wonders for focus and energy sometimes. Of course, eat right, get some sun, exercise, take in some art . . . listen to what your body is telling you. You may just need some water or juice, or protein, or sleep, or perhaps there’s tension in a particular muscle. Let it go, breathe it out. Confirm your goals are your own, and go get them!

I feel we present to you another variety-packed edition of the Pulse. You will find a little ice cream talk, a little Constitution talk. A little bit of this and that.

We got your movie release dates, we got your tomato pie recipe. We got a little black cat cave in Spanish, the WannaBeatles, and Woodstock Recovery. There are some pets up for adoption, plus fantasy football drafting tips, videogame reviews and 5K listings, album reviews and Art Deco autos. I like it all, and if I like it, well, you should too! Haha.

Tell me about your interests. What groups are you involved in? What issues in local life do you feel are important? Who should we feature? Which local hole-in-the-wall is especially excellent?

Live your life, be true to yourself. Pursue what you want. It’s sometimes ironic, but often true, that whenever an insult or criticism is hurled, it usually applies to the one giving it, more so than its intended target. If you’re the target, do calmly consider what is being said, but if you are living your life in an honest and genuine way, you have nothing to worry about. You won’t make everyone happy, so just forget about it!

Support live music, support local agriculture, love your neighbor . . . I suppose that’s about it. Over and out.

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About the Author

Bracken, a 2003 graduate of MTSU’s journalism program, is the founder and publisher of The Murfreesboro Pulse. He lives in Murfreesboro with his wife, graphic artist and business partner, Sarah, and son, Bracken Jr. Bracken enjoys playing the piano, sushi, Tool, football, chess, jogging, spending time in his backyard with his chickens, hippie music, climbing at The Ascent, bowling, swimming, soup, tennis, sunshine, revolution, defiance and anarchy. He can cook a mean grilled cheese, and can fry just about anything.

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