Monday, December 5, 2011

Bad habit

I’m not entirely sure how I got into such a bad habit of being up half the night, but, here it is, just after 3:30am, and I’m only just now considering going to bed.  And I’m sure it’s clear that even though I’m considering bed, what I’m actually doing is writing this post.

Of course, my current work shift is largely to blame, as I typically don’t get home until at least 1:30 or 2:00, and after taking time to either exercise or veg out a little bit (or both), it’s almost always after three before I hit the hay.  So, of course, on my days off (like today), I tend to stick to that same pattern, when what I should do is take the opportunity to get a bit of extra sleep.  Really, if left to my own devices, I’m one of those folks who needs about nine hours of sleep to really feel rested, and I usually get only about seven, so I’m always behind the eight ball in that regard.  A day or two of getting caught up would probably help in all sorts of ways.

I’m pretty sure that being just on the edge of tired every day doesn’t do much for my weight loss plans, and I know it doesn’t really help my mood.  I really need to find a way to break this habit.  I’ve given up (or drastically cut down) a lot of bad habits already this year, maybe I’ve got the stamina to get rid of just one more.  Maybe.  Or maybe I can’t decide that when I’m already tired and in need of sleep.