Remember how I was planning on waking up a half an hour earlier?
Well that hasn't worked out at all!
It seems as if my mind, and my alarm clock are against me.
- First of all, my mind is going 100 mph lately, to the point where I can't fall asleep until 4a.m. most nights. I'd love to just shut if off at midnight and fall asleep, but I can't. Even when I'm super tired! I keep thinking about college, money, my blog and Etsy shops, moving into an apartment and everything and anything else that's going on right now.
- On top of that, I've been sick for the past two weeks. It's just a pesky cold, but the mucus, coughing and fatigue along with it are so annoying. It's really hard to sleep when you're annoyed with your runny nose and coughing a lot.
- And of course my alarm clock has been acting up. When I set it the night before, it works. But then in the mornings, the volume is so low you can barely here it and it doesn't wake me up. Luckily my mind is trained to wake up at 8:30a.m. so Sidney is never late for school, but that doesn't help me get up earlier.
I'm going to try some different techniques to help me fall asleep faster, and I might just have to invest in a new alarm clock. I don't want to, because I hate spending money, but I will if I can't get this damn thing to work.
Any tips on how to shut off your thoughts at bedtime?