Maxine woke me up in the middle of the night last night to accompany her on a trip to the bathroom and for some water. Instead of falling back to sleep after I got back into bed, I laid awake for well over an hour while my mind went around and around with all the things that have been accumulating on my mental to-do list.
I remembered something I heard Jillian Michaels talk about on her radio show once, that when she can’t sleep she gets up and writes down everything she has to do and then she feels like once it’s written down, she can rest.
Normally a to-do list in my head is all I need, but sometimes it does get too long and I start to feel overwhelmed, so writing it all down can be one way to alleviate some stress. Around 4am I finally got up and put it all on paper, scribbling every task and item that came to mind – even down to the most mundane things like “fold laundry”.
And it worked! I fell back to sleep almost immediately and then next thing I knew it was 8:45! It helped knowing my morning work out has been pushed back to later in the day when my mom comes out to visit with the girls this afternoon.
First thing on my to do list for today?
Make GREEN JUICE.
I’m down to my last two cucumbers from the garden. Being the last two, they are of course the black sheep of cucumbers.
Meet Shorty and his brother Albino.
Fortunately their stature and color of their skin make no difference to me or the juicer.
Today’s juice contained romaine, cucumbers, an apple, a lemon and some ginger.
We’ve got a couple things going on after lunch but have the morning free to play and work on this to-do list of mine.
Got any good tips or tricks for falling back to sleep?