We all know it: if you’ve got to get to work in the morning, you’ve got to go to bed on time. If you don’t, well, being sleepdeprived feels much like I suppose a hangover feels. And you still got to go to work feeling like your eyes have grit in them and there’s lead in your head.
Both my husband and I feel we go to bed too late every time. Despite good resolutions, despite taking solemn pledges to each other to be in bed before eleven.
It is just too tempting to have the time to ourselves after the toddler has been put to bed at 8.30…
My husband is a night owl, and he just likes to do stuff on his computers. When he doesn’t have to get to work, he would prefer to stay up till two in the morning. So thats why he goes to bed too late. And I resent him if I have to do more of my share of the morning routine, because he takes evey second he can to grab some extra bed time on those mornings when he has gone to bed too late.
I’m a morning person, but I’m also guilty of this. My main problem is that by the time I should go to bed, I get caught in that vicious “too tired to go to bed” mode. You know, where getting up from the couch, doing that last few closing up chores, brushing teeth and taking off make-up and all that, just is too much work and I’d just rather sit and watch some uninteresting TV of computer stuff some more.
Recently, I asked my husband to install a night lock on my computer so it closes down on 11 PM. That helped.
Still, it is kind of ridiculous. I sometimes feel I should consider this as more then a bad habit, more like a real addiction. One that I need to deal with in a more serious way then just with good self-resolutions.
If you have any advice, please share !