For the past couple of months, I have been noticing that it has gotten more and more difficult to get out of bed. When I first started my job, I was up at 7AM every day and though I wouldn’t get into work until a couple hours later, I would get ready in a timely manner and then spend an extra 30 minutes on Yow Yow! At that time, I remember thinking to myself – – wow, this is the life. I can have a job that allows me to put time into Yow Yow! before AND after work – (something we all know I struggled with prior)
As of late though, I let the alarm go off (just the sound of the radio turning on – I’m so old school like that) and it runs until I hit a song that I just can’t stand to listen to in the morning or that won’t allow me to dream daze through. This usually happens between 15-45 minutes after the alarm originally gets off. The process of getting ready for work and putting my face on gets slower. I don’t have time to blog in the morning. Instead I just listen to more music to help soundtrack me getting ready. Hardships of a 24-year old y’all!
So the last two days I’ve been changing up my routine a bit before I go to bed. My co-worker Nadia told me that if I want to get a healthy night of sleep, I need to completely shut down 30 minutes before. No television. No laptop. No phone. And definitely no work. It’s impossible for me to even try that idea because that’s something that I’ve never done.
Instead, two nights ago I did work on my laptop (Yow Yow! stuff) in my bed! When I got bored, I called it a night at 11:30 which I find to be reasonable. This was different for me because I eliminated what I usually do which is work in front of the TV on my couch.
Last night, I decided to work to the tune of softer music. Quadron. It ended up with me just singing at the top of my lungs to her entire album. Sorry neighbors. So instead of “winding down,” I just got all wound up! I can’t win.
Readers, I’m so curious – how do you unwind at night before bed? Do you snack? Shut off completely? I need to know.