I’m tired today. I spent too much time and energy arguing with people on the Internet yesterday, and then I had this weird nightmares where I was secretly fucking Joel McHale except maybe I’d made it up inside my head and I was still living the hermit life, which is all very weird particularly because I don’t like that guy, and I am also not attracted to him. But the more I thought about it in the dream, the more it seemed plausible that I was living a delusion, and basically I had a whole mental breakdown in my dreams. Before 8 AM, even, which is also weird in that I’m used to having nightmares when I oversleep through the morning, not during my normal sleep cycle.
But my sleep schedule has changed and the nightmare troops are catching up, I guess.
After close to seven years of having extreme difficulty getting up early, I randomly decided to just go to sleep early one day — not a little earlier, not even at a decent hour, but like, early as fucking balls: I was tired and I went to bed at 8 PM as opposed to my usual 3 AM timeframe. And the next day I was ready to get out of bed around sunrise, and tired, again, at a ridiculously early hour… at which point I went to bed again.
I have two things to thank for this change, and they are:
1) Having my room to myself again, which allows me to go to bed whenever I want without my sister waking me up with noise and bright lights when she goes to bed
2) Making money from my design business, which relieves me of a lot of stress and provides me with motivation to get up
In regards to #2, I am actually contemplating rewarding myself with a tablet
if when I manage to fill all outstanding orders (and assuming my business either grows or repeats January’s results). There is a lot of sewing to be done, which is why I revamped and decluttered my workspace. I’m hoping to post about that tomorrow — there were no big changes but I really think I’ve greatly eased my access to the sewing machine and my materials by adding a swivel chair and a narrow table to my room, and decluttering is just freeing on so many levels, the main one being that I know where shit is, and I can see it when I look for it.
Want a peek?
So hey, I think I did pretty well! Things were accomplished and progress was made. I got my tripod, and photographs were taken. There’s still much more to do, but I seem to be getting a grasp on it.
Weekly Wishes [Link-up]
Again, I’m having a hard time distilling everything into a catchy inspirational phrase (I’m not that into inspirational phrases) or a short list of things to accomplish (the list is very long). Also, I have a track record of saying I want to sew and not sewing a single stitch, so I don’t want to put that down as my goal.
What I’d really like to do is take more breaks. Not big breaks, but afternoon breaks, half-day breaks. Be in work mode for x hours in the morning and then let myself be free to do whatever I want, which lately has been all about sewing. If you’ve got any advice relating to this — especially in the realm of how to brain better — I’d love a link or two.
What have you got planned for the week? Do you struggle with taking breaks as well?