Sleep Schmeep

Many healthy wishes in this new year of 2014!
Jeez, I am sick of new year wishes, but I thought I’d be remiss to not hope for at the very least a healthy year ahead. I know it’s a constant yearlong process of eating better, exercising more, using more natural products, and generally trying to live a bit outside the house. Going outside. Going to the gym. Playing in our yard with the kids. Just being active and conscious of our overall health that we can control. Because let’s face it; there is only so much that we can control, and this is one of those things.

So, my goal to maintain my upmost happiness is to let myself off the hook once in a while and be nice to ME. A fine line this, letting things go while at the same time pushing myself to be or do more. The balance of whether or not to wake before it’s light out in order to exercise, or else sleep in past the alarm to get the much needed sleep that helps my mentality as well as my immune system…this is my struggle and my goal for this year.

I choose to wake and either go to the gym or exercise with a morning group. I also try to atleast stretch and wake up early on those bitter cold days that I can’t leave the house for the gym. If I don’t do it in the morning, I won’t do it. Time management only goes so far, when you are just out of time. There are so many hours in the day, and I feel like I do something for myself…which makes me a nicer person at the end of the day, when I am beat and doing dinner, laundry, packing lunches, straightening the house and running the kids to an activity. It’s ME time. Only I can’t stand that phrase. Not ME time- more like the best time to do this, and a good start to a day that quickly gets way away from me-time.

Oh, and sleep? Now, I will just go to bed earlier. Nice. And when I don’t, oh well. I am doing my best. Errr, that is I am trying my best..ummm, I have the best intentions…well, I will start again the next day.