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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Today I signed up for the Official Better Sleep Challenge and the Official Eat Better Feel Fitter Challenge. I think that the eating one will be pretty easy for me. I do need to add in more veggies and that will be one of my goals for that one (I love veggies but still don't eat much since I had surgery for acid reflux). The other one, the Sleep Challenge, that will be a bit tough. I am in desperate need of more sleep so I think this is a good challenge for me to try. I get up at 4:30 a.m. for work and if I am lucky, I get home by 5:00 p.m. (though sometimes it is much later). Each night I struggle to get household things done and I am always staying up way too late trying to finish things. In fact, I am getting more and more behind on my house stuff, and I never have time for my hobbies. But I need my sleep. It is important and I understand that. My health suffers since I don't get enough. Often I am lucky if I get to bed by 10:00 or even much later. I need about seven and a half hours of sleep. So my goal for this week is going to be to get to bed by 9:00, ready for about 30 minutes and go to sleep at 9:30. Ultimately my goal is to be in bed by 8:30 so that I can go to sleep by 9:00 but I am taking this one small step at a time!
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    1912 days ago
    My husband makes fun of me because I am in bed by 830 most nights. I can't help it! I know I need my sleep, and how much I suffer when I don't get it. I just had to let some things go (like keeping a spotless house) to make an earlier bedtime happen. I figure the housework can wait til the weekend emoticon

    Best wishes on finding a balance and what works for you!

    1913 days ago
    Your situation puts you in a catch 22 because you have less control emotionally when you lack sleep. You have less ability to be organized and in control so you end up like a cat chasing his tail. You might need to set an alarm that tells you when to go to bed. I have a bed time ritual that starts my sleepiness. I have little habits such as cleaning up the kitchen, putting up my daughters stuff, getting her to bed, organizing my stuff for the next days work schedule and pulling down the covers.

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