As I begin the new year lying in bed with a sinus infection after an insomniac night propelled by a late-afternoon four-hour ‘nap’, I must admit there are some promises I need to make to myself if only to avoid the shame of sleeping til noon at my age.
Go to bed at a regular time. Get up at a regular time. Eat more fruits and veggies, and less cookies and ice cream. Yes, soy ‘dreams’ and fruit sorbet still count as ice cream. Do not stay up a night reading books. Do not stay up all night quilting. Or watching entire miniseries. Or all of the above. Do not stay up all night. Go to yoga. Read, and quilt, and watch grown-up shows on Netflix and Amazon but in moderation. No more binging. It wrecks me for the next day.
Yes I’ve gotten off-track as my job comes to a close and new one has yet to begin but I want to be good to myself, my children, and my husband. I don’t want to hurt all the time. Promise.