As I was driving to work this morning, with my medium-sized hazelnut coffee (medium is big for me), I thought to myself that I really need to go to bed earlier. I’m tired and really not getting enough sleep. This has been going on for weeks, and now my coffee size is getting larger because I need more caffeine to get me going in the morning!
So I ask myself, “Self, why can’t you go to bed earlier so that you get the proper rest you need?” Myself answered with her usual truthful, to the point answer, “because you enjoy that time to yourself. It’s your time to read, browse the magazine you bought online at the supermarket about great vegetarian recipes, respond to friends on Facebook, peruse Pinterest for house decorating ideas, play solitaire on your phone, watch Forensic Files on Netflix, text with other friends who are also up too late, or have some time with my husband.” Myself went on to explain that I stay up late doing these things because it’s the time I need to decompress, de-stress, relax, let all of the “heavy” of the day go, be mindless, check out, or just be quiet.
I then realized how important this “Me Time” was for my health… my sanity…my soul. So now, I will go on with my medium –sized coffee in the morning, without guilt, while I figure out where to build in more “Me Time” during other parts of my day and week, so I can actually get some more sleep! I bet you can relate!