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I Love to Sleep

by Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Weekends, I literally feel like I could sleep for hours and hours and if I didn’t have 2 kids to yell, scream, jump on the bed, I probably would.  I am not one of those moms that ever “grew out of” sleeping in late. I don’t wake up at the ass crack of dawn before work, and I’m definitely not going to on the weekend.  I’m lucky if I let the kids pull me out of bed before 8:30 and then I still don’t move any further than the couch with coffee and my iPad.

This of course is one of my biggest struggles.  If I were an early riser, I would get so much more accomplished in my life.  My workout would be the first thing done and completed before anyone in the house woke up; I would probably have a good half hour to return emails and create my to do list before having to rush out the door; and, to be honest I’d probably not be so cranky in the morning either.  My husband always jokes and his catch phrase about me has always been “Mama wakes up and says F*%K the world”.  I’m a night owl though, and I’m not one of those night owls with a morning internal clock that says “wake up no matter how little sleep you’ve had”.  I often wonder, maybe if I woke up earlier I wouldn’t be such a night owl?? I’m not sure about that, because I’d probably just use it as the excuse that I’m giving myself more time at night to do more things.

With my current schedule I’m getting to bed around 11-11:30 and waking up for work at 6:45 (which includes rushing like mad to get out the door with 2 kids by 7:30, thankfully I work out at night so I shower before bed).  By the afternoon I’m exhausted. Every single day I could go home and take a nap if my family allowed the opportunity (sometimes I pray that the 3 year old falls asleep in the car so we can cuddle on the couch). Of course since I do not wake up early enough, I have to pack a workout, shower, and running a home business from 8:30 until whenever I can fall asleep.

I enjoy sleep, a lot, but I would love to be an early riser.  So  help a girl out!!

QOD:  How does a 20something busy mom of 2, lose the “lazy teenager” phase when it comes to sleep?!

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5 Responses
  • Felicia
    May 22, 2012

    Let me know what you figure out! I’m the same way as you!

    • Brittnae
      May 22, 2012

      Ack, girl I wish I could LOL… I always tell myself “i will wake up early and run” and it just doesn’t happen :)

  • Carin
    May 22, 2012

    You make yourself do it for one month, no exceptions. If it’s not a run day, you get up early and do a workout. After 30 days…it’s habit. I sleep no later than 5:30 any day of the week now.

    • admin
      May 22, 2012

      That’s the problem I literally SLEEP THROUGH my alarm. I need one of those crazy ones I see on pinterest lol

  • Tiffany
    May 24, 2012

    PLEASE let me know what you find out! I could sleep all day!!! Dominic wakes up at 0700 on the weekends and I want to cry! I just want to sleep in!!! haha I am also a night owl…up all night trying to get everything done