Just a quick post this afternoon. This week is going to be my week for getting back my night sleeping. I did overtime night duty last night after an afternoon shift, I’ve had about 5hrs sleep, off for an afternoon shift, then a quick shift tomorrow morning. If this doesn’t get me tired enough to sleep tonight and then again tomorrow night I don’t know what will.
I have a goal to be up earlier in the mornings, especially the ones I don’t have to work. I like the feeling of the early mornings, I can just never be motivated enough to get out of bed. I like the thought of getting more done earlier in the morning, and it would even be nice to get outside, I would love to do that. Might be nice even just to get my computer and go outside and write for a change. I’m very motivated at times, just not when my first alarm goes off in the morning.
So tonight I have a plan, yoga, shower and bed – I’m hoping that can become my quick shift night routine. Then tomorrow I can get into what I’m hoping will become an ongoing routine, cooking dinner earlier, then yoga, shower and bed by 9pm. I’m thinking if I can get dinner over with earlier, which is beneficial because I don’t like to eat anything after 7:30 if I can help it anyway, then I can get into yoga by 7:30, be in the shower and ready by 9. That’s my aim for this week. I really think the yoga will help because it makes me so relaxed that I should be in the right frame of mind for sleep, a clear head, calm and relaxed.
This seems to be my biggest self control issue. I can manage my exercise, my diet and even my shopping tendencies but sleep is something I have always struggled with. I don’t understand why I can’t find going to bed something to look forward to, I bought a really comfortable mattress that I never want to get out of in the mornings, but for some reason it’s like i just need to keep trying to find entertainment in the evenings. It doesn’t help that my partner is a night owl, and he likes having me up at night, but with my roster of earlier mornings it takes it’s toll and I don’t get enough sleep. But, now he’s about to start studying, maybe he can get on board with me.
How does someone become a morning person?