going to bed

cat in bedroom

Some nights I have an inner disagreement with myself. I want to stay up to [fill in the blank: read, watch a movie, or surf online], even though I know it’s my bedtime.

(I go to bed around 9:00 p.m. every night.)

I know I should go to bed early because I wake up early (5:00 a.m. or so), and I believe it’s important to get a good night’s sleep. I don’t want to be sleep deprived.

But the pull of [fill in the blank: reading, watching, or surfing] is really tempting.

Here’s the deal I make with myself. I imagine myself sitting upright, doing whatever it is that I think I want to stay up for. If that thought exhausts me, I go to bed. If it doesn’t, I can stay up.

That thought always exhausts me.


How much better would your life be with a full night’s sleep?

Imagine your day, feeling fully rested…


The themes for March 2012 are bedrooms and rest.

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