Bedtime

This is mostly only relevant to people likely to try to talk to me at night: I’m trying to reset my sleep schedule — I used to go to bed at 9 and get up at 5, which was great for writing, because I got an hour or two before the kids got up to work in peace. Also good for my mental health, because if I start the day with writing, I feel good, and if I don’t, that little echo in the back of my head of ‘you haven’t written yet’ just nags at me until I do, sometimes all day long. Stressful.

Somehow over the past year, that bedtime has slipped later and later, and I’ve been going to bed at 11, and it’s stressing me out. I’m going to try to push it back to 10 in the next week, and then hopefully back to 9 by the time next semester starts. I know I need to be a little rigorous about this if I want it to succeed, so apologies if I rudely stop talking to you, announce BEDTIME, and toddle off.

I’m not thrilled that it’s going to cut into the time I usually spend watching tv with Kevin, and it’s going to complicate getting Anand to bed, which may need to mostly be Kevin’s job (Kavi goes to sleep at 8, but Anand usually can’t sleep until 9, wants someone to lie down with him, etc.), but it is what it is.

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