October Recap My goals for October were: 1) Get to bed in time to sleep an average of eight hours a night every night. 2) Avoid screens for at least one hour … Continue reading Habit Experiment: October Recap, November Kickoff
September Recap I hung on—just barely—to my goals this month. Here they are, as a reminder: 1) Drive 785 miles or less for the month. 2) Experiment with car-free travel options to local … Continue reading Habit Experiment: September Recap, October Kickoff
It has been brought to my attention that my original sleep survey is quite long. I like writing (and I seem especially to like writing about myself), so I didn’t really … Continue reading Sleep Survey, Revised
I’m trying a new approach to my ongoing problems getting a reasonable amount of sleep: comparing myself to others. I’m hoping that with feedback from many people about how much … Continue reading Sleep Survey
The idea goes that I spend so many hours with my kids, I need time to myself to function properly, even if this means giving up adequate sleep to get … Continue reading My Craziest Idea Yet: Sleeping
From Danielle LaPorte, who frequently says just the thing I need to hear just when I need to hear it, on the value of resting between projects: We rest to … Continue reading I’m Dappled and Drowsy and Ready to Sleep
…the rest of my family (cats included) curled up asleep on the big hotel bed, even though that means there’s no room for me and I need to sleep on … Continue reading Happiness is…
I don’t have a great track record keeping routines. I blame myself. I’ve tried blaming the children, but it doesn’t seem to stick, perhaps because every time I do, this … Continue reading Keeping Routines: Worth Doing Poorly?
Sleep, those little slices of death; Oh how I loathe them. -Edgar Allen Poe (maybe) I have gone to bed at 10:30 four (4!!) nights in a row! Two mornings … Continue reading Week 7 Review: Turning a Corner?
First, the wonderful and amazing part: I went to bed at 10:30 last night. The difference? Instead of telling myself I was starting an early bedtime that I’d keep all … Continue reading Hooray! Another Chance to Practice Patience and Mindfulness!
Ahhh. I feel so much better this weekend than I did last weekend. This is definitely something I need to note for future months. It seems there’s some disequilibrium in … Continue reading Week 6 Review: Hooray, Sugar Fast! Boo, More Sleep!
“In our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until, in our own despair, against our will, at last comes wisdom through the awful grace … Continue reading Hmm…Maybe I Should Reconsider the “More Sleep” Thing