Sleep!! It’s what every mother desires more of. At the beginning of our marriage, I remember going to bed around 10, 10:30 every night, except weekends. With the birth of each of my girls, I feel that sleep has become less and less a priority. When people told me to nap when my baby napped, I took them very seriously and have continued this habit even though my youngest is now 2 ½. I’m not sure whether this is a good thing though. Since baby #3, my bedtime ranges between 11 and 12 pm, yet I still desire to get up by 6 am, which leaves me sleep deprived, reliant upon my daily cup of joe, and crashing by 1 pm for my daily nap. This endless cycle leaves something to be desired.
I have yet to read an article or book that states sleep as unessential in the realm of daily life. Sooooo, I am determined to make this a priority. I believe that sleep is one of the major puzzle pieces to completing the picture as a whole. Here are few things that I’m going to try to use to help me get a little more shut eye.
- Set a daily alarm to “wrap things up” at 9:45pm (still
working on this after trying for a week)
- Try not to nap in the afternoons, but allow myself to rest
by doing something that is enjoyable to me (read on the
back deck, catch up on other’s blogs, listen to a podcast
while folding laundry).
- Cut back on my coffee in the afternoons and evenings.
- Catch up on my to-do list before allowing myself to sit
back & relax in the evenings, after the girls are in bed.
- Read more, rather than play on Pinterest before going to
If anyone else has an idea, please don't hesitate to share.
Coming ahead: Organizing priorities...