We all have challenges that get in the way of our goals. Some might be huge, like a health problem or a sucky job or a bad relationship. Some might seem small, but over time make a huge difference in your life.
I have one that's bothered me for about a decade. Now that I work from home, this bane of my existence has risen to torment me anew. It is...
My sleeping habits have always been chaotic, to put it lightly. Sure, I've had nights where I lay awake for hours, same as everyone else. I've also had nights where I sleep twelve hours at a time, and nights when I don't sleep at all. Once in college, I got so little sleep for so long that when I tried to introduce myself to someone, I burst into tears because I couldn't form a coherent sentence. Boy, was that embarrassing.
Once I had to explain to my boss that I slept through work. She said I should have come in when I woke up even if I was late, and I had to explain that I literally slept through work. As in work was over by the time I woke up.
I'll never forget the time I stayed awake for 36 hours without feeling tired. I spent the whole night watching "Friends" reruns and eating chicken pot pie, then went to school feeling perfectly alert and rested.
Am I a crazy person?
It was easier to keep my sleeping habits in check when I had to wake up for work at 6:30 am, but now, I have complete freedom. I can rationalize that it's okay to sleep in until eleven if I stayed awake until three in the morning the night before. Then when Andrew gets home, I scratch my head wondering why I didn't get much done that day, only to realize I lost four hours of my morning to sleep!
*head-desk, head-desk, head-desk.*
If any of you have advice on how to deal with my little issue, I'm all ears.
What about you? What's the bane of your existence?