Here’s Nina Simone, singing about how I feel today for you to play while you read.Or anytime.
The last four nights, I’ve been sleeping terribly. Maybe I’ll call it not sleeping. The worst was Thurs night – bed at 11, awake at 3 and got back to sleep around 545, only to drag myself out of bed at 615 to go and say a morning farewell to my favourite sister**, who’s moving to Melbourne.
On Friday I was completely unhinged! I find it incredibly difficult to push through exhaustion, and I get alternately angry and weepy. Yep, I’m loads of fun to be around when I’m tired.
On top of the lack of sleep this week, I’ve been eating badly. I was tired, so I didn’t have the energy to cook healthy foods, so I ate badly, which made me more tired. A vicious cycle, and one that’s hard to pull yourself out of.
But last night I slept for 7.5 hours uninterrupted, and woke up feeling like a new woman! If ever I needed evidence that I NEED enough sleep, here it is. I feel happy, and energetic, and I’m having lemon water while I type this, for the first time all week!
So today’s a new day – like Nina is singing to you right now! *Air punch! Air punch!!* And I can’t wait to get started!
Are you getting enough sleep? How do you feel when you have one of these wonder-sleeps?
*generally SLEEP deficient, not, like generally deficient at life!
**ok, fine, I only have one sister but I like her a LOT.