Tuesday, 6 March 2012


How good are you at resisting temptation?  In whatever form it takes?  Are you strong?  Do you cave in quickly?  Do you pretend to be strong but then when no one is watching, cave in after all?

I'm not asking this with chocolate in mind, oh no.  Nor shopping (which is way more addictive for me than chocolate).  No, today I'm asking this because it is 1.30pm and all I can think about is how I would really like to crawl back into bed for a nap.  I've been up for a total of 4 hours people, 4 measly hours.

I had a dreadful sleep last night, kept waking up, nightmares, the works.  I totally blame it on going to bed by my new prescribed bedtime of 11pm, first night of success - yay! - but if it means feeling like this the next day then pfft, I'm going back to bedtimes the wrong side of midnight.  My head is so fuzzy it doesn't even feel like I've woken up yet.

I have a nice long list of things to do; some fun, some not so much so I have plenty to keep me busy.  I know that if I have a nap I definitely will not make my 11pm bedtime tonight.  And I suspect that if I make it without the nap, it's going to get to 10pm and all of a sudden I will finally feel awake.  It's a lose lose situation.  I'm going to attempt the no-nap situation.  But it's gonna be hard folks.

For the record, I'm the quick cave in-erer.


Baa-Me Kniits said...

how did you go did you cave?

Some days I feel tired like that and have to have a Power Nap in the afternoon but touch wood since I have been off sugar and taking my awful Naturopathic medicine I have not had to have a nap :-) 4 days no sugar and I could bite the leg off the table with the cravings!

Wendy Sice said...

Yay, on the bedtime! Shame about the nightmares and sleepiness. Oh well, as my motto goes, There is always tomorrow (possibly stolen from Gone With the Wind or Annie, but began after an awful breakup when I was fifteen, cried all night, felt suicidal and then woke up in the morning and felt like all was better!)

I'd say your body will take awhile to acclimatise (I am just trying to convince my hubby that me climbing into bed early doesn't mean I expect him to entertain me until midnught every night, lol!)

Keep working at it - you'll get there! xx

2paw said...

I didn't have a nap today and I am so ready for sleep!!

Sally said...

I am a total caver ... no self discipline what so ever. Very little discipline for others too come to think of it - but that is another story... so with that disclosure in mind I offer the following comment:
Accept that you're a night owl and just stay up to whenever the heck you want to. You're not working, you're broke, you're sick... so if you want to stay up late then DO IT!!!