The Troubled Sleep of the Damned

I guess I’m one of the good ones, because I am sure as hell (hee! see what I did there?) not sleeping any sleeps, much less the nightmare-ridden and restless “sleep of the damned.”*

So – how did my five step program go yesterday? HA HA HA HA HA.

Well, it could’ve been worse. I achieved goals 1-4:

  1. I went for a 30 minute walk on my lunch break.
  2. I purchased a healthy-ish meal to eat for lunch.
  3. I made great strides on organizing my work to-do list and knocking off the smaller items
  4. I played with Bean for 30 minutes outside AND ate the delicious and healthy dinner the architect made for us
  5. And this is where it all fell apart. I went to bed too late for drugs and then couldn’t fall asleep. Then, I missed my 5 AM wake-up, because apparently my body refuses to function on less than 5 hours of sleep. So, I neither wrote nor worked out this morning. And then I wasn’t to work early enough to be wicked productive before my first meeting. And so on.

But, I will do better today! I will! I had many successes yesterday, and I will let that sense of success beget today’s success.

I am headed out for another walk soon, and have made plans to drop Bean off with the architect and hit the gym before dinner tonight. I need to lift the weights to get the muscles!

So to repeat for today:

  1. I will go for a 30 minute lunchtime walk
  2. I will eat a delicious lunch of oatmeal, almond butter, and banana.
  3. I will knock through the revisions on big project #1
  4. I will go to the gym for weights and then make a healthy dinner.
  5. After Bean’s bedtime, I will shower, make tomorrow’s lunch AND tomorrow’s coffee, and go to bed. I WILL NOT SIT DOWN and I will not start a new book. And I will take my sleeping drugs. Because drugs!
  6. I will get up to write at 5 AM tomorrow.

So it is written, so shall it be done.


*Alan Bradley –  “The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches.”

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