Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Sleep, why doest thee elude me?

I've been having issues the past week or so falling asleep. As in, not falling asleep until 1:30 - 2:30 in the AM. Very distressing, especially since little peanut gets up without fail at around 6AM. No wonder I've been so cranky in the morning. First night I thought I took my allergy meds too late in the day (those will keep me up for HOURS)....the second night I thought I drank too much coffee too late in the day (which I do, but it usually doesn't have that effect on me). Then I realized its just my mind racing. I don't give it enough decompress time throughout the day, so my thoughts come a racin' at night. So I need to quit the TV & internet about a half hour before bed so I can journal or just think. So far how am I doing? I'm blogging at 10:30 when Pat's already gone to bed.

I've also got a notepad and pen bedside so if I do have a great idea I can jot it down and revisit it in the morning....that way I can let it go at night. That seemed to work OK. Also, practicing some yoga / deep breathing / meditation / relaxation techniques seem to help as well....but I don't have very good control over my mind yet, so it still tends to wander. Of course, if all else fails at 2AM is quickly approaching, I can always wake Pat up to get it on ;o) He's always happy to help cure insomnia that way (sorry Mom - it had to be said).

So what does my mind race about? Mostly the photography business - I've got so many ideas, so many things to do....and yet throughout the course of the day they don't seem to get done. Either because I'm chasing Liam, or because I get stuck in the never ending rut of Facebook (that site is like Crack to me).

Side note: Liam, Pat & I went to the dentist yesterday to get some cleanin' done. Looks like I may have the beginnings of my very first cavity. I have to make an appoinment to get it taken care of in the next couple of months....but just thinking of it makes me want to pass out. I get so anxious about stuff like that. I should be thankful I've gone 31 years avoiding the drill....but instead I'm panicked about getting a filling! Will someone come and hold my hand??

OK - things that are important to do this week:
  • Get brows waxed (they are OUT of control)
  • Movie night with the Momfia crew (yay! I need my girlz!)
  • More photo editing :)
  • Dessert night with the Thursday Playgroup ladies!
  • Get some sleep!
  • Start / finish book 3 of the Twilight Series (thank you, Jamie, for hooking me on this...)
  • Change my blogwear....its way past Christmas now.....
  • Blog about the idea I had last night, then forgot about, then remembered because I wrote it down, but then forgot again and can't write about it because its all the way in the bedroom.

*phew*. OK, I think I'll get off the computer now.....just as soon as I check my facebook newsfeed....


Janelle said...

Haha, your brows are "out of control" like Nikki said yours were in high school. I think big brows are JUST FINE.

And as for Book 3 . . . it is about 30 1/2 times better than book 2, so you have something to look forward to.

LibraQueen said...

I promise you, meditation does get easier the more you practice it! Also, I found if I do it first thing in the morning but, before I get out of bed I can get to sleep at night a little easier (I'm a bit o' the insomniac, too!)

Also, a book that my meditation teacher had us read was Mindfulness In Plain English by Bhante Gunaratana. It was a huge, HUGE help! I know it's hard to read with kids, but it's a pretty small book (about 190 or so pages)

Hope that helps, Karin!
(And I hope you start getting your rest soon!) :D