18 October 2009

Easy for you, maybe

Rob and I had a little council tonight and discussed a new-fangled schedule which includes regular times for meals, pulling in the shutters, early-to-bed and early-to-rise, decompression, and de-stressing. You're wondering, maybe, why this is a topic of discussion after—how many years of marriage?—but that just means you aren't well-acquainted with the general disorder of my brain. Yes, I'll take the fall for this one; Rob is far more successful at being steady and stable. But to my credit, I initiated the conversation. Guess who's been watching reruns of Supernanny? I may not have kids, but I'm picking up some helpful tips. Routine is not a dirty word after all.

Anyway, part of my plan is to cut out late nights. Strong words from an insomniac-by-inheritance! But really, I know my ongoing sleep-deprived state is a terrific aggravator of so many seemingly unrelated parts of my life. What's that peppy slogan—? "I can do hard things."

So, it's just past 9:00—time for me to call it a day now and begin winding down. All y'all night owls have fun without me. This zombie is going to try and reform. Goodnight, Mac! Goodnight, Moon!

5 comments:

Jennifer B. said...

This is my challenge too! Good luck. I want to know how it goes.

Jamie said...

I absolutely have a testimony of this, Geo, and I know it's always a struggle. I am by nature a night owl' my natural man is nocturnal. But my lifestyle choice (raising a family, etc) and my health (deteriorating) all point to following the scriptural counsel to get to bed early & get up early. I am doing pretty well, asleep by 10:30pm 90% of the time. There are still times when my unquiet mind, or an especially chaotic day require a few hours of late night solitude, but for the most part I feel better in every way when I follow the 10:30- 6:30 schedule. I wish you luck, and congratulations on a successful companionship inventory :) love U

Sweets said...

Even though our children are grown, I love watching Super Nanny! It's not just about training children, it's about disciplining ourselves too. Great reminder, Georgia. Thanks!

c-dub said...

best--

Amy said...

I've had many long periods in my life with insomnia, and all I can say to that is -UG-! Hope your new routine helps with that! :D

Also, where do you watch your reruns of supernanny? lol I love that show!