I haven’t said much about the whole Reset Your Body Clock thing… It’s been one of those weekends!
Friday night, I fell asleep on the sofa again… So I ended up going to bed around 6. Which meant I didn’t wake up until around 11 and then I had to drive to Warrington to spend the day seeing family. There was a party in the evening and I was staying at my brothers so it would be rude not to stay up late with a few beers…
I get up at a reasonable time on Sunday (10 am!) and try to make myself tired during the day… Kinda. I pretty much spent the whole day watching podcasts and Smallville. I was getting to the end of season 9 and as 01:30 came around this morning… I had to finish it! One more episode meant another late night.
I forced myself to wake up a little earlier than I had to but still that was only around 07:40 which isn’t a lot of sleep but I felt better waking up earlier than I had to.
It’s now 20:10 and my stomach is rumbling, so I’m gonna make some food and it’s still a reasonable hour! I think day three can be classed as day one, but I still only have four days to reset my body clock.
So my body clock sucks. I eat late, I stay up way too late, I struggle to get out of bed every single day and I seem to have got used to 5-6 hours sleep each night.
I’ve been using an app on my iPhone called ‘Sleep Cycle’ and it monitors your sleeping pattern and tries to wake you up, right when you’re ready. More on that later.
I’ve noticed that my sleeping pattern is erratic at the best of times. Some nights I’ll doze right off and others I’m restless throughout. It doesn’t help that my bed is slightly too short, or that a little too much light comes through my curtains but all the same, I hate waking up in the morning!
I sit on the sofa, late into the night, then potter about not really doing anything. When I eventually get to bed (sometimes I fall asleep on the sofa first) I’ll feel awake again and it will take me another hour of tossing and turning before I can drift off. Although there are occasions when as soon as my head hits the pillow, I’m out.
It takes several alarms, all strategically placed and strategically timed to ensure that my sleepy hazy ass gets out of bed so I can have some breakfast, a cigarette and a shower before I head off to the daily grind.
One of my aims in 2011 is to start running again. I always feel good when I run, I just need to motivate myself to do it. So in a bold move (for me anyway…) I’m going to reset my body clock, try to live better and start to run again.
It’s now 21:43 on Friday 14 January and I’m only just about to have dinner. This is my final night in my old ways… So I’m going to enjoy it!