Monday, October 19, 2009

Musings From an Insomniac

Am I the only one out there having trouble sleeping? Parker is convinced, and I'm fairly inclined to agree with him, that I keep myself up at night tossing and turning because I have too darn much running through my mind. I've always had trouble sleeping--usually going through a cycle of 2-3 weeks of little-to-no sleep and then my body finally exhausts itself to a point that it finally crashes and I get beautiful, wonderful, blissful sleep for about a week before starting the vicious cycle all over again. I'm also a big worrier/stresser. Little things. Big things. Doesn't seem to make much difference but they are ever-present in my mind! Something has to be done!
My wonderful, and may I say brilliant, friend Valerie gave me a fantastic idea. She noticed that after all their long days of work she and her husband were just heading home and crashing on the couch (don't we all?!) and things in their lives continued to pile up and she kept stressing because nothing was getting done. So she decided to take action, which may seem obvious to some of you, but I think it's pure genius. She made herself a To-Do list! And each night they try to get some things done on the list. Now, I'm not sure what the best form is for a To-Do list but I'm determined to try this new tactic--for the sake of sleep! I will report my findings for all of you in 2 weeks and let you know how this experiment goes.

If anyone has suggestions on how they've kept and managed a successful To-Do list, I would love to hear about it!

1 comment:

  1. Jes,

    I place my to-do list on the table or on the fridge where I see it the most. My problem now is that I just ran out of notepad paper for my fridge so I haven't been very good the last few nights. Hopefully it works better for you.