Waking Up

I am a heavy sleeper.  Once I'm asleep, you could drive a Mack Truck through the room and I wouldn't stir.  Needless to say, I am not a morning person.

Alas, people need routine.  Sleeping in until 10 on the weekends, however grateful I may be for the opportunity, is extremely unhealthy considering I wake up on the weekdays before 8am.  Some nights I will go to sleep after midnight and some nights we are in bed before 10.  Maybe that's why my body is so tired all the time.

I was telling Mr A last night that I need to pick a sleeping routine and stick to it.  Ideally, I would like to wake up around 6am because that gives me time to write or run before the kids wake up (and once they are in school, they will need to be awake by 7am).  That would put me in bed around 930/10pm, which gives me time to unwind and fall asleep...or whatever *wink wink*.

No need to be so ambitious right away.  Besides, I close shop 3 nights a week, which sometimes puts me at work until 11pm.  For right now, I am going to shoot for awake at 7am, in bed by 1030pm.

The goal is to be doing that 7 days a week, not just on the weekdays.  This would not only help regulate my sleeping (giving me more energy), it would also make the transition to Ikaika going to school less stressful, going to Sunday morning church service a possibility, and eating breakfast with my husband during the week a reality.  Healthier, happier, less sleepy, more productive.    

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