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My Adventures in Spark Land...day 82 out of 365 days...working on my sleep

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

emoticon 31st question from the pin 31 days of self-love is going forward, how can you commit to loving yourself every day?

emoticon I actually found that pins questions more harmful then helpful! I found myself dwelling on the negative over the positive. So going forward I want to dwell more on positive things for me!

emoticon This week I devoted to working on my sleep. The last 3 nights I've been going to bed at 11 PM and falling right to sleep! Night 2 I tried melaton and I didn't like the feel I had when I woke but I am not giving up. All 3 nights I woke up around 3ish to use the bathroom. 2 nights I read until 4ish. Then woke again around 8ish. Last night I fell asleep after my bathroom run and slept until 6ish. Instead of using the computer right away. I laid in bed and read.

Here are 2 more sleeping tips that went along with my blog of Friday:
7) keep your bedroom for sleeping-making it more likely your body will trigger sleep hormones more readily when you climb into bed. If it's use to working in the bedroom that could be difficult.
8) create a routine-get your body use to a schedule and stick to it as best as possible, expects believe the most optimal pattern is 10 PM to 6 AM.

I do keep my bedroom for sleeping, dressing, and reading. I have never been on a routine. Maybe that is my issue...

emoticon After I work on my sleep patterns, I want to work on a self-care morning routine. May later a night one but I want to start with morning!

Here's a little poem:

emoticon Apples, Apples
(tune to twinkle twinkle)

Apples juicy, apples round,
On the tree or on the ground.

Apples yellow, apples red,
Apple pie,and juice, and bread.

Apples crunch, apples sweet,
Apples are so good to eat!

emoticon #47 of my 50 days of practicing self-love is journal your big dreams. My dream was to have fun healthy supportive friends and a fun loving supportive family of my own. One of the issues between my son and I right now is his girlfriend doesn't view family the same as most people. I see the more my son is with her, the more his view of family is twisted.

Thank you for reading my blog. Thank you for your support.

Keep Sparkling!

PS my mammo test came back. They saw nothing abnormal!
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    Glad sleep is getting better.
    629 days ago
    YAY for the mamo!!! emoticon emoticon
    I hope I didn't upset you with my comments the other day. emoticon If I did, that wasn't my intention. Sorry.
    629 days ago
    Supportive and loving friends you can make into family are sometimes better than the family one is born into.
    629 days ago
    Even retired, sleep is probably my biggest challenge. I think it "may" be that I worked the early shift for 40 years and it is hard to break the habit. Then, out of the blue, once in a while, I toss 'n turn for hours. .. And I am keeping w/ a schedule and not drinking caffeine in the afternoon. Who knows. Glad your mammogram was normal. One less thing.
    629 days ago
    Routine is important for most of the things happening in our lives. Without routine, I'd be a big hot mess.

    Looks like you've found part of the problem for not sleeping. Great work.

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    629 days ago
    Glad you're getting better sleep. I have the problem when I have coffee that day.
    629 days ago
    Glad your sleep is getting a little more in line. Routine is very important!
    630 days ago
  • LINDA!
    So happy to hear that your mammogram came back well. When I worked, I had the worse time with sleep. I was lucky to get 6 hours per night. Sleep deprivation is so rough on our bodies. I am retired and my kids are grown. I sleep so much better. Your son will eventually see his girlfriend for what she is..
    630 days ago
    Sleep is really the third component of living healthy, along with eating healthy and exercising. It should be an easy one (Who doesn't like sleep?) but I struggle with it just as much as the other two. This week I said I would start going to bed by midnight. Came close the first night, but missed by a mile last night. Working on it.
    I am always telling family to be careful who you marry because they will change your lives. Love can be so blind. A lot of things we don't realize (or care about?) when we are young.
    Hurray for a good mammo test.
    630 days ago
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