I remember a time in which I didn’t have a schedule that was jam packed, but those days are long gone! I’m enjoying so many aspects of my life right now, but it’s tiring. I need to rest sometimes, but I already know that making myself go to bed at a certain time doesn’t work.
Clint came over last night and we cooked dinner after class. (It was mostly him, but I helped.) He came over tonight too, and we didn’t finish watching Scandal (our favorite show now) until around 1 am. We arrived at my place at the same time earlier tonight, but it wasn’t until around 9 pm when our other responsibilities of the day were complete. He had to finish up work, and I was at band practice. (I haven’t mentioned that here yet, but maybe I will soon.) There are nights in which I don’t get home until after midnight. Going to sleep at 11 pm just isn’t realistic for me.
When I sleep, I typically sleep soundly. It doesn’t take me long to go to sleep when I lie down, but if I try to make myself go to bed early, I find myself stressing over the fact that I’m still awake. That’s silly and unproductive so last week I started trying something new. Instead of attempting to stick to a certain bedtime, I decided to wake myself up around the same time every morning. I realize that most people do that anyway, but my schedule varies widely depending on the day.
My life is pretty flexible apart from classes that I attend in the afternoon and a few other regular responsibilities so I’ve decided to create a daily morning habit. Over the last week, it has worked well, and spending those extra morning hours awake has helped me accomplish a lot. My workouts are longer and more strenuous, and I’ve completed a lot of other tasks that I hadn’t been giving proper time to.
How many hours do you sleep per night? Do you wake up at the same time everyday? If so, how long did it take you to form that habit?