Remember my "one week" projects? Yeah, I haven't done so well with them either. Well I'm starting back up today, or at least trying. This week I am setting the goal of being in bed by 9:30 p.m. Looking at my schedule I should be able to accomplish this every day but Friday.
Why so grandma of me? For one I'm not getting any younger and I never really get enough sleep. I generally go to sleep around 11:00 p.m. if I'm lucky. When you couple that with getting up at 5:20 a.m. it makes for a short night. This is also the time of year where I always get sick and I feel it coming on. I think it is a combination of being back with the students, working 11-12 hour days every day and just generally running myself into the ground. I need more sleep!
I always have the best intentions but one thing leads to another and before I know it I'm crawling into bed at 10:45. Notice I didn't set the goal of being asleep by 9:30 p.m., but if I can be tucked away by then I have a good chance of being asleep by 10:15. That's not a huge gain, but if I do it consistently I think it will make a difference. I want to try it for a week anyway.
And how did I happen to have a photo of me sleeping on a mattress? This was taken for one of the numerous times I tried to do a 52 weeks self portrait project. This one is from back in 2007. Glad it came in handy today! Here's to a good week of sleep.