Getting up at five rocks!
No, really, it does!
It gives me time alone, extra time in the morning to be productive (I love me a bit of productivity!) and I just feel more prepared for the day.
I love getting up at five…
However…over the past few weeks, I have noticed that by Thursday and Friday I find it really difficult. If I manage, I spend the rest of the day falling asleep!
Now, you guys know how difficult I find sleeping at night-time so falling asleep during the day is super unusual for me.
Over the past six months, I have been learning to listen to my body. And I feel like falling asleep during the day might be my body trying to communicate something to me.
Obviously, over the week I am building up a sleep deficit so that by the end of any given week I am more tired than I should be.
What to do?
One option is going to bed earlier. Thing is our children do activities which go past nine and I do activities which go past nine # social butterfly
So unless our whole family go down the recluse path, I’m thinking earlier bedtime is not the best solution. And frankly, and earlier that ten sounds positively daytime!
The second option was to have a nap during the day. I’m not sure about this. I guess it could work…I mean I seem to be napping unintentionally anyway. However, usually if I nap I feel groggy for the rest of the day and I things to do and people to see!
My third option, and the one I’m trialling this week, is to wake up at six instead of five.
This has it’s own set of disadvantages, such as having an early rise daughter which means that elusive time to myself becomes even more…well, elusive.
It also means I get significantly less done each morning.
But…I am thinking, I could set up the bread machine the night before and just turn it on in the morning. I could make the oat milk at night instead of in the morning. Maybe by rejigging some of the stuff I want to get done to the night rather than the morning, I can achieve all I want and get an extra hour sleep as well?
How do you ensure you get enough sleep whilst also getting done everything you need to get done?