Tuesday, June 07, 2011

A new routine (hopefully)

So, I have to admit that Jeff & I have a pretty unusual "schedule" compared to most people. The fact that we don't have kids at home, Jeff is retired, and I work from home... all of those things lead to a very laid-back routine.

Jeff & I are pretty opposite when it comes to sleep schedules. I've always been an early to bed, early to rise type who needs a good 7-8 hrs of sleep each night. Jeff is a night owl who can make it on 5 or 6 hrs. When we got married, I knew that one of us was going to have to change our sleep habits, or we'd never see each other. As a result, it's not unusual for us to stay up until 3 or 4am and sleep until 10:30 or later.

The problem with that is that I feel like half my day is gone by the time I get up. Now granted, we are up just as many hours as everyone else... we just do it at different times than "normal" people. So, why can't I just accept that? It's like I feel that I can't be productive if it's noon before I'm even finished with breakfast.

We want to get back in the habit of going to the gym, but I prefer to be there and back home before noon so that I can spend the whole afternoon working. (I realize this is a handy excuse for NOT going to the gym! LOL) Plus, our kids will be here visiting for the summer in just a couple weeks, and we both agree that we have to change our sleep schedules while they're here. We don't want to waste a minute with them, and we don't expect them to be staying up until 4am with us! By the time they go back home, I'm hoping that our new "routine" will have become habit and we can stay on track.

So now, it's 12:45 here, and I'm going to sign out and go take a shower so that I can get to work! My goal is to be in bed by 1am tonight. Let's keep our fingers crossed! LOL

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