Once again I have woken up really tired this morning, and cross with myself for not going to bed sooner last night. It always seems to happen when my husband is working away – there is something about a cold, empty bed which just doesn’t much appeal. It is typical as well that on the nights when I stay up late the children also wake me up in the night and get up early the next morning, leaving me exhausted and with the distinct feeling that I have burnt the candle at both ends – and in the middle.
If you, like me, have a tendency to put off heading for the comfort of your bed or bedroom furniture sets at the end of the evening then have a think about what is stopping you and try to break the bad habit. With me it is ultimately down to not liking sleeping alone, so I convince myself that I really need to watch whatever late night show is on television at the time, or that I must read another chapter of my latest novel. My other favorite excuse to myself is that I have been working late and therefore need to relax a bit before bedtime – conveniently missing the point that going to bed is relaxing in itself! What is making you put off going to your bedroom furniture sale? Maybe you think your mind will be whirling with thoughts and stop you from resting, or maybe you are having far too nice a time out and about with friends – even though you know it is a ‘school’ night.
Unfortunately it is far too easy to talk yourself into a late night not mattering and push aside thoughts of how you might feel the next morning. My suggestion to you is that the next time you are having that twilight conversation with yourself, be kind to your goodie-goodie side and let them win! Head to bed and feel the benefit in the morning.