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Friday, February 01, 2013

I am guilty of sleeping too much. I have always been a napper but sleep is one way I deal with stress and unhappiness-maybe I'll wake up and my life will be perfect!!!
Trust me- Sleeping Beauty I'm not.

I am guilty of waking up naturally after 8-8.5 hours of good quality sleep and staying in bed for several more hours. I like to kid myself and say I'm banking energy for the long shift ahead at work. Pathetic.

I am tired and sluggish at times and I suspect it is because I am sleeping too much. I am not motivated to exercise.

So the current goal is to get my ass out of bed when I wake up naturally. No excuses.

Let's see if it helps my energy level. So what am I doing with this new found "extra" time?
Reading my Spark book.

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    It does become a habit to sleep. For several years what with Alexis not sleeping and waking up every half hour to hour all night long, neither one of us ever got any quality sleep, I got soo used to going back to bed after taking her to school just to get in a good two hours before I had to go to work. now that she's finally sleeping better, i still have a hard time going to sleep at a decent hour and then the urge to go to bed to get those two hours is overwhelming. I really need to work on learning to go to sleep earlier and then resist the urge to get those two hours. I guess it'll take time to get my body on any kind of schedule...SO -- we can do this!

    1360 days ago
    I've had the same trouble, but I'm definitely getting better at waking up, getting up and staying up. Something that *sparked* me in this regard is a quote from the Persian poet, Rumi. He said, "The morning breeze has secrets to tell you, don't go back to sleep." I'm not sure why, but this had a profound impact on me. It might have been the context I originally heard it in (which I don't remember, LOL). But, the quote stuck.
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    1361 days ago
    One of my quotes in my spark page that helped me:

    "When you wake up in the morning, you have two choices- go back to sleep and dream your dreams, or wake up and chase those dreams!"


    1361 days ago
    Good for you! I have problems with this, too. I was so depressed and tired for so long, and now it has become a habit....You have inspired me to try it, too...Good luck.
    1361 days ago
    Too bad...
    1361 days ago
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