My world is busy, but for me to be functioning it requires a minimum of sleep. In a perfect world I would have 8-9 hours of sleep during my preferred time of midnight – 9am. Ha. Yeah, I have kids and I work so we KNOW that doesn’t happen. Most of the time I function pretty well on 6 hrs, so long as it is regular.
When I face sleeping challenges however, it is that much harder to make good choices. E2 has been cutting some molars this week. In the last three nights I’ve gotten about 10 hrs of sleep. Brutal.
It is hard to stay on track when I am tired. I haven’t done my PT exercises in days, when I finally get the baby to sleep in her crib then I just head to bed. The family is tired and cranky and we are in survival mode. I have kept up on tracking which is good and can still make it a good week even though I’ve eaten more of my weekly points than I wanted. It requires a lot of work to stay focused and when I am tired it is hard to even complete my sentences.
This is just part of the season of life I am in, and while I am tired I don’t want this to sound like a full complaint. Honestly I still kind of relish the snuggles I get when I am able to comfort E2, but I wish it wasn’t mostly from Midnight – 6am.
This is one of those instances where the fine line between excuse and reason comes in. Is my lack of sleep the reason for skipping my PT exercises or an excuse I am using to get to skip them (they are not fun after all). I think honestly it might be both, though I follow a rule of thumb when faced with choices:
Am I making the smartest choice for a healthy me right now?
At 2am the healthiest choice is sleep. But I could find time to do them while the kids are still up or after she goes down the first time before she gets up. Procrastination when she is asleep is a thing too, though it is hard to prioritize well when I just want to rest.
Speaking of rest, I am going to wrap this up, eat a healthy dinner, hopefully get my kids to bed and do my PT. Then sleep! (Please pray for a good night. We could sure use it going into Monday!)