Of my 3 goals (see previous post): Daily exercise, remembering to eat meals when Ken isn't here, and going to BED at a decent hour; bedtime is the hardest it seems. It is the one that cost me both “penalties”.
Last night was the 2nd time in the past 3 weeks that I didn't make my daily goals. I was all set to go to bed around 10:00, half an hour before my ultimate bedtime, but JUST before turning off the computer, I remembered I'd wanted to check out a link for free Jan Brett drawing lessons.
So I found myself drawing a bunny instead of going to bed… I STILL could have made it, but was apparently in dawdle mode.
I turned off the computer, noticed a bunch of books on Ancient Egypt I still needed to preview before we get into Egypt next week in History, so… 10:30 comes and goes… since I was still up anyway I threw in a load of laundry, brewed some tea and read The Golden Goblet (A Newberry Award book set in Ancient Egypt).
I'm bad about this sabotaging… Seems the more desperately I need the sleep the less likely I am to discipline myself to get it. Ken's working all weekend, not just regular night shifts, but 12 hour ones. I have sun-up to sun-down duties, and needed to sleep, so what do I do? Draw bunnies, of course. I'm really hopelessly irresponsible about sleep and such.
But that's why I'm doing this… to establish better habits. The end was in sight; today would have been day 19 of 21. Obviously I need a little more practice, so I'll go back to day 15.
I drew a cute bunny though…
(Hat tip to Kate Kessler at TOS Online Lab for the Jan Brett link.)