My 2012 word has not been well used so far. I have been under the weather more often than I would like. I have been down in the dumps as well. The dreary weather has left me feeling blah. The encouragement that I have had from friends has made me feel worse instead of better. Giving up soda has been harder this time than last time. The thought of cooking in the evening wears me out. I need to start over, with baby steps this time.
My first step needs to be getting enough sleep. Sleep is one of those things that I know I need but I don't make it a priority in my life. My body still has not adjusted to my work schedule. I work 5-2 four days a week. Since I drive an hour to work, that means that I wake up at 3. I generally don't go to bed until 10 or 11 at night, so I get four or five hours of sleep on those nights, if I am lucky. When I was younger, I could function on that amount of sleep, but now that I getting older, I find that my body needs more sleep.
My baby step for the week is to be in bed by 9 on my work nights (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday). I will allow myself to have the tv on on Thursday (Grey's Anatomy), but knowing me, I will be sleeping before Grey's is over! I plan on reading in bed which will hopefully help me unwind a little and allow me to get a good night of sleep!