It is 4:25 am where I am and I am wide awake (and happy about it)!
Normally I would be attempting to sleep right now, since I have a regular job that I have to hold down. I would probably be tossing and turning or just now falling into bed in frustration because of my insomnia. I have had insomnia my entire life. Even when I was a 4 year old I would wander the house at night like a waif or lie awake staring at the ceiling while others slept. Well, no more! Instead of trying to fight my insomnia, like I have been ever since I was a student with a more free form schedule, I am working with my insomnia.
I realize such a plan may not be for everyone, but for me it works quite well (so far). The gist is that instead of fighting during the hours my body wants to be awake, I moved the hours I sleep. I now get up at 1 am, have my tea, try to write for several hours, have my morning routine, do whatever else, eventually do my 8 am – 5 pm job, come home, have some food etc., am in bed at 7 pm, then wake again at 1 am for my day to begin anew.
So far, I freaking love it! Introverts need what some call their “hermit time”. I know I go a nuts when I don’t have mine. This new way allows me to have gobs of time to write, despite my need to have a job that pays the bills. Also because it’s the first thing I do in my day and not the last thing it is better in many, many ways. Thanks to the internet, social interaction is still possible after hours as well, though it’s a little tricky right now as I’ve been at this for less than a week. I think once people are used to the idea it will be easier.
In other news, I have also been discovering yoga recently. Why have I never done this before? I am super flexible so it only makes sense, right?
If you’ve ever wanted to try yoga but don’t like group exercise (me) or hate having to go somewhere for exercise (also me) or just want to try it out but don’t want to make any commitments in case you hate it (this was me before), then I have a yoga link for you! This will take you to the 30 day yoga challenge. It’s a free 30 day video yoga program. You get one email each day with a video of the stuff for that day. They are around 15-20 minutes long and I like Erin, the instructor. So go do some yoga!
Well, I’m off to work on the book more and hopefully get many, many pages written. Thanks for reading!