Thursday, March 5, 2015
Slice of Life Day 5: The Pressure of Sleeping In
With a snow day comes the prospect of sleeping in. Last night I was telling Tim how tired I was and his response was "you can sleep as late as you want tomorrow."
NOPE! Clearly that did not happen, because here I am wide awake at 6:30. Now granted I do usually wake up at about 5:30 so that is a whole extra hour of sleep, but still not exactly the 9 or 10 o'clock wake up I was hoping for.
I think the pressure of sleeping in is getting to me with all these snow days.
I go to sleep with all this excitement because I know as you turn off my alarm, "Haha alarm I don't need you tomorrow I'm going to sleep ALL day!" I even stay up a little later watching TV (House of Cards!!) or reading because I know, "Psh I can make up for it tomorrow because I can sleep 'till NOON!"
And of course after making that proclamation of sleeping 'till noon my internal alarm clock has a little laugh of it's own, "HAHA, yeah right! Noon?!? Nope not gonna happen, I'll give you an extra hour of sleep then I'll kick in. Muahaha! You've been messing with my schedule with all these snow days so I'm going to get you back!!" (Apparently, my internal alarm clock is quite vindictive)
Then when I wake up early I of course have the internal battle of do I get up and start being productive, OR do I lay here wiling myself to go back to sleep? While I love being productive, I do also LOVE my bed so usually the later wins. So I lay here, and lay here, and lay here, until finally.....I usually fall back asleep at like 730 or 8.
BUT that is the time the dog wants to get up, or my fiance is awake and making noise.
So here I am at now 6:41 on a snow day wide awake writing a blog post. At least I can be productive from bed (take that internal alarm clock).
Enjoy your day everyone, I'm going to go back to willing myself back to sleep!