Tuesday, January 12, 2010

All in a Night's Sleep

Okay, so I don't usually do New Year's Resolutions, and this isn't exactly in honor of a new year, but I have one. It results from my new found ability to sleep straight though the night and to wake up well rested. Sound sleep is the best thing ever. It is easy to wake up at appropriate times like 6 or 7 rather than 2 0r 3. I feel good when I wake up. It has been a lot of years since I have felt so good in the morning.

I think that having morning back as a functional time of day brings with it responsibility so I am trying to structure my mornings in productive ways. In addition to my usual routine of getting dressed, getting rid of bed head, applying mascara and eating breakfast, I added a few things. I read the Book of Mormon before I got out of bed. I read about caterpillar stocks after getting out of bed and I prepared a healthy lunch of bite size peppers, carrot sticks, hummus, string cheese, and cherry tomatoes. Today was day #1 of my new resolution. I am trying to add a bit more structure each day. Tomorrow, I think I'll add some yoga.


Carroll said...

How do you manage to sleep all night?

mim said...

Well I think it's because I dream better now, but also, if I have to go to the bathroom in the night, I just get up and go instead of waiting. Also, if I am awake and would like to go to sleep, I just decide to stop thinking about stuff and that helps a lot.