3am is when the liver rejuvenates?

It’s 3am and I’m lying in bed, wide awake. This happens to me often, I go to bed relatively early – 9:30/10:00 – and wake up in the middle of the night. I’m having trouble falling back asleep so I Googled (Duck Duck Go‘d, actually) “wide awake at 3am”.

Apparently, according to the first result I read, I wake up at 3 am because of stress and because “3 am is when the liver rejuvenates”. 

The suggested rememdy is drinking some sort of elixr that consists of orange juice, an obscure herb, and Baltic Sea salt. I don’t recall the exact ingredients but I do know that I could conveniently order the concoction, premixed, directly from the website.

The idea that the liver rejuvenates at 3 am really made me laugh. I mean, I guess there’s some truth to it, but why 3am exactly? 

Is it like a cron task or something? What if my body time is set to the wrong local time? Do I just open a terminal window, SSH into my liver and set the proper  defaults?

I would do more research about 3am liver rejuvenation but I think I’d rather try to go back to sleep. Wish me luck!

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Great article about freelancing, by Stephanie Rice

I read this article on Medium today and had to share. The author is a freelance writer but the spirit of the article applies, I think, to any discipline. Good-natured, genuine, “from the gut” realness about life as a freelancer. The article was as inspiring in its honesty as it was full of humor and insight.

Couple of stand outs:

I was pretty sure that “freelancing” was Latin for “never-ending tsunami of rejection”? (Actually, we’re apparently named after medieval mercenaries. Bet their invoices got paid faster, though.)

Stephanie Rice

Work can bleed into the evenings and weekends until you start to see Sunday as that annoying day when your work cafe is overcrowded with all of these inexplicably happy people in workout gear.

Stephanie Rice

Absolutely classic. I’m reminded of the quote, “I don’t work from home, I live at work.”

Well worth the read, if you’re a freelancer or not. Check it out if you get a chance. 🙂

10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Freelancing”, by Stephanie Rice.

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