I think I finally understand why my mother always came across as hating "idle hands" also know as the idea of me sitting still with nothing to do when I was younger. She usually had me in activities and groups and this. Honestly, the only time I was home was for meals, sleep and Sunday family time. My current "no work or school" situation has left me with a lot of idle time on my hands, more time than I remember ever having and it's gone to my head...
Everything has been topsy turvy these last few weeks and what has suffered most is my sleep and "work" time. Though I don't have a job at present I'm quite inspired and have been doing some work to put in my portfolio and to amuse myself.
Back to breaking sleep rules... Well, it started with one night I was so inspired I ended up going to bed at 3am. I bet you, like I did, think that's not a big deal because it was only one night... Well I work up at twelve, had an evening nap and ended up going to bed at 1am that night... And so the cycle went. Sleep times can be quite a slippery slope.
These are the golden rules of sleeps, which I'm trying to re-introduce into my life.
1. Set a regular bedtime, it doesn't have to be at the same exact time but make it so that it is within the same hour. When your body gets used to it it'll start to tire and crave sleep when your bedtime is close.
2. Wake up at the same time everyday. I think this kind of structure is enforced brilliantly by having places to go e.g work and school... Set an alarm and get your body used to the time and once it is you wont even need the alarm.
3. Nap if you need to make up for lost sleep or are feeling drowsy, take a quick power nap to rejuvenate your body.
It's easy to fall into bad sleeping habits but I think they're just as easy to remedy.
Cheers to the weekend!