Bed Time

New Mattress

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.

7 years

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