My brain feels a little like mush this morning. I've been battling with sleep once again, thanks to the peri-menopausal crazy hormone stuff. Gee, it's fun being a woman.... Daylight saving time changes haven't helped - I lie awake at night because my body thinks: it's not bed time yet. Stupid body clock, just get with the program, would you?
I overslept and missed my gym time this morning, which makes me a bit cranky. Training first thing always gives me an energy boost, and a sense of mental well-being. Not to mention the endorphins that often hang around almost till lunchtime.
Rather than try to cram in a session tonight when the gym is crowded, I'm calling a rest day instead and just pushing my training back a day for the rest of the week. That certainly takes some mental pressure off... Of course, this means that I MUST get up on time tomorrow and get moving. I have a few strategies in place to fix my sleep issues, but feel free to throw in any suggestions you may have. Here's my plan:
1. I'll be staying well away from coffee, apart from my morning boost. :(
2. I'm making a big effort to remember my magnesium after dinner. It does seem to help. Even if my dreams get extra-crazy. O_o
3. I'll be turning off the computer at 8:30pm and doing something that involves less brain activity for an hour.
4. I'm going hunting in the health food store at lunchtime today for a herbal tea, like the one Sara uses. Luckily I have no mad cats to raid my supplies.
5. Bed time is strictly 9:30pm this week. I can read for 30 minutes, but that's it.
6. If I'm still struggling to nod off, I may drag out my ipod and listen to Paul McKenna's I Can Make You Sleep. I've used it before and it's been effective.
Got any other brilliant ideas? Leave me a comment. Please.