My New Bedtime Story … is Staying Awake

I’ve got a new bedtime story for myself, and it goes something like:

STAY AWAKE!

Over the past six months or so, and especially the first few months of this year, after I got laid off, I got into some bad habits. I wasn’t writing as often and regular as I wanted, my sleep cycle changed. but now that I’m getting my mojo back, I need to reshape my schedule.

And if I want to get to all things I say I do–predominantly write my books– there seems to be pretty much only one solutioI’ve got a new bedtime story for myself, and it goes something like:

STAY AWAKE!

Over the past six months or so, and especially the first few months of this year, after I got laid off, I got into some bad habits. I wasn’t writing as often and regular as I wanted, my sleep cycle changed. but now that I’m getting my mojo back, I need to reshape my schedule.

And if I want to get to all things I say I do–predominantly write my books– there seems to be pretty much only one solution: sleep less.

LOL!

Seriously.

Whereas I was going to bed pretty regularly around 9:30 and asleep by 10 pm, I’ve been pushing myself to keep busy until 10 pm, with the idea of being asleep by 10:30. The first few days have been a little rough, but I’m adjusting. Ultimately, I hope to get myself to a regular 11 pm bed time, but we’ll see how that goes.

At the moment, my alarm goes off at 5:20 a.m.–plus a usual 9-minute snooze–but I may have to adjust that as well, having my alarm go off at 5 am. Trust me when I say that thought doesn’t give me the warm and fuzzies.

Naturally, this is all in theory, so until or unless I can actually function on six hours sleep–which hasn’t always been the case–this could just be me spinning my wheels. Still, I’m hunkering down to chisel my sleep down from about 7 hours a night to 6, and then see how that treats me.

Wish me luck …

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