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Photo by Stuart Miles
As you may recall, I was working on trying to shift my hours to take advantage of those morning hours that I prefer to sleep through. Since it's been a week, I thought I'd post an update.
Last week was spring break, so my thought was that I would kind of "ease into it." It worked pretty well. I was working by 9 am every morning, so that's an hour improvement right there. I definitely felt more productive throughout the week, so I'm pleased with that.
Today was going to be the more difficult day. I was going to be up by 6:30, sending my kid out the door by 7:30 and working by 8. Wellll.... it's 9 am and I'm writing so it's not as bad as it was before. But I found myself stomping off to go lie down a little longer at 7:30 rather than heading into the kitchen to start my coffee.
I see some success and I can identify the obstacles, so maybe I can still make this work.
First off, I'm working at 9 instead of 10, so that's still a victory, even if it's a small one. Just like any other behavioral change plan, you have to celebrate the small successes, so yay me! (haha) Secondly, I went to bed waaaaaay too late last night. Then once I got to bed, I had a really hard time getting to sleep. While I don't know of any way to force myself to go to sleep (at least any that I'm willing to try), I do need to work on getting to bed earlier.
Tomorrow I have to be up early because I have an IEP meeting for my son scheduled for 7:30 am. Yuck. It's not going to be a productive day in general though... too many appointments. But hopefully it will help with the overall schedule reset. I'll update in another week and we'll see where I'm at.