Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Bah!! This sleep journal thing has sooooo not worked out.
I guess I should wait until everything is a bit more settled. I would have thought that the whole settling into another house would have been DONE by now but there always seems to be something else that gets delayed or misplaced or not received (ie--bills). I know everything will work its way out but I guess I'm just impatient and more disorganized than I'd like to admit.
Strange thing is....lately I've been getting some awesome sleep. Not the whole recommended 8 hours. About 7 hours/night mostly. But really restful and I wake up totally awake. I mean except for the temporary blindness from the first turned on light it's like I've been up for hours. I'm just amazingly alert and clear as a bell. Don't get me wrong. I still crave that ambrosia otherwise known as coffee but more to feel cheery rather than as the main catalyst for basic functioning.
Ok. So maybe this isn't the time for this challenge. There will probably never be a perfect time to do something like this but maybe I just don't need it at the moment. Gotta roll with the punches, right?
I think perhaps it has to do with getting regular, daily exercise and drinking at least 32 oz of water a day. I know, everybody says get 64 oz a day (and I often do) but I think I get a lot of water through fruits, vegetables, and other drinks. But that 32 oz of unadulterated water seems to clear out the cobwebs like nothing else. Though I'd say the cardio does a lot of cobweb clearing on its own. Maybe by doing these things right during the day they're allowing me better sleep in the evening.
Well, I guess I'll be quitting this challenge. For now.
And by quitting the challenge I don't believe I'm giving up....just reassessing its value since I seem to be doing better in this area right now than I ever have before. If it becomes an issue again like it has in the past I will definitely revisit this challenge and if I have to quit and restart several times that's what I'll do.
At the moment, though, I need to concentrate on other areas of my health that are more pressing: eating right, drinking water, exercising, remembering to take my medicine, preparing for cravings, as well as all the household stuff that seems to keep getting delayed or changed or whatever.