I am not happy with this time change thing. I’ve never liked it. Never seen the point in it. And after 4 years of college in Indiana, where they don’t switch the time, it seems ever more pointless.
Sigh. But since it happens, I have must deal with it.
I’ve been having difficulty getting myself to go to bed before 11:00pm. My goal is 10:30pm, but it’s been ending up closer to midnight….and I haven’t even been allowing myself the luxury of napping, although the cats are begging.
This has created exhaustion, though I must admit, it’s not as bad as it was before I darkified the bedroom. I think that although I’m still not getting enough sleep, having a really dark room is increasing the quality of my sleep. And that, in turn, is probably what is affecting my mood. I’m generally happier and more motivated.
Until yesterday when the time changed and I tried to make myself go to bed at 10:30pm, but my body refused b/c it was 9:30 to it…and I finally got asleep by midnight…only to wake up at 6:30am. Definitely not enough sleep to be at my sharpest today. The time change jet lag is a minor set-back in my efforts, but hopefully will resolve soon — and perhaps even push me to be more diligent about getting on track to going to be earlier.
In the meantime, today will see an increased use of coffee, green tea and Emergen-C drink. Chocolate may be required for afternoon resuscitation… and tomorrow is another start to a new day.