Thursday, December 03, 2009

Where Have I Been? Living! But in a Half-life Zombie State

Dappled Patches of Western Light

There's been a lot of drama in my life lately like a storm front moving over my life. I haven't chronicled even a tenth of it here. Some of it is very personal; some of it very boring.

What I can tell you is that aside from dealing with AD/HD and Chronic Motor Tic Disorder, organizing the holidays, carting kids around, and working on my children's book, my biggest project recently has been turning my sleep schedule around. Insomnia is a problem for me, but I've been making progress. I can happily say that it's 3:30am and I'm feeling tired, which is regrettably an unusual situation for me. However, I'll take progress where I can.

Incidentally, I must now retire to bed in order to continue turning my schedule around. In the meantime, take a look at this photo and decide for yourself if you want the storm to come in or to move out of your life.

I decided I wanted the storm to move out, so I took action to make it happen. I started with my sleep schedule. Better rest means a better mind. Since I have such a meager piece of gray matter bouncing around in my head, I figured I'd take any improvements I could get. One of the things I was able to work out was that sleep during the night instead of the day will give me the sunlight exposure I need to combat Winter Depression. Aren't I a genius? Better sleep will also give me greater mental acuity to control my AD/HD. In addition, I won't be as fatigued, so I'll likely not tic as much.

But first I must sleep.

How about you? Does insomnia get in the way or your goals?

(By the way, I want to thank everyone for their help with the new comments system. I will announce the Free Book Friday winner from several weeks ago later today. Maybe even get on track again, provided I can remember.)