The Nocturnal Journal: A Late-Night Exploration of What's Really on Your Mind

The Nocturnal Journal: A Late-Night Exploration of What's Really on Your Mind

by Lee Crutchley


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ISBN-13: 9780143130796
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/05/2017
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 360,319
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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 is also a night owl who enjoys the weird and wonderful ideas he has when he should be sleeping.

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The Nocturnal Journal

By Lee Crutchley

Penguin Random House

Copyright © 2017 Lee Crutchley
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-0-14-313079-6


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 at 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).

No matter what is causing your lack of sleep it almost always stems from the same reason. In the modern world it's hard to find, make, or allow enough time to really connect with yourself. The days are becoming busier and busier, and this means that your worries get suppressed, your feelings stay unexplored, and your most creative ideas remain itches that you don't have the time to scratch. All of this floods your brain the moment you try to switch off for the night, and there is a good reason for that.

The night is the perfect time to explore those thoughts, feelings, and ideas. Under the cover of darkness you're free to think thoughts you dare not think, feel emotions you're afraid to feel, and talk to yourself without feeling crazy. While this book won't help you to sleep any better, it will hopefully help you to live a little better. It will provide you with a place to shelter from the gaze and opinions of others and allow you to reconnect with the most important, but often most neglected, person in your life, you.


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