Let’s take a moment to talk about something I have been successful at this week. One of my New Year’s resolutions is to go to bed by 11:00PM and get up by 7:00AM five nights a week. (I know by now you’re thinking, “How many goddamn resolutions did she make this year?”) While I have not been getting up at 7:00AM this week, I have been going to bed by 11:00PM. I will take a moment to note that this has been fueled by an awful cold that has overtaken me, but still, let me toot my own horn where tooting is due. I am inherently a night owl. I get my second wind around 10:30/11:00PM every night. When left to my own devices I often go to bed after midnight. Prior to this week I had been going to bed later and later, which was causing horrible consequences on the mornings I had to be up and out of the house before 10:00AM. I was also feeling less and less productive so I figured a bedtime and wakeup time overhaul was in store.
Having been sick for the majority of the week getting myself into bed at a reasonable hour was not a problem. I was in bed and asleep before 11:30PM with no struggle. Next week will come the hard part. Not only will the waking earlier have to come into play, this week I let myself sleep as much as I needed, 9:00AM has become my new waking hour, I will also have to continue getting myself to bed by 11:00PM. I am confident, maybe a little too confident, that this will happen. I am going to be successful at one of my resolutions. I will turn around my night owl ways and create a more “normal” schedule for myself. For all of you who are snickering or saying, “Yeah right,” I will prove you wrong.