Even With Sleep I Procrastinate

This post started off as something else. Actually, I’ve just scrapped the other post : getting stuck writing poetry; in lieu of today’s Daily Post prompt. Sleep Procrastination.

A slightly ironic post since I didn’t go to bed until 3AM last night, or was it this morning?  Then was awake by 8:30-9AM. Six hours of sleep is not enough, but it’s becoming more common with me and my generation. We stay up way later than our parents, and we run ourselves on caffeine and pure adrenaline, though with the lack of motivation I see, there isn’t much adrenaline floating around.

Eight years ago I would feel guilty if I was up at midnight. Now I don’t think twice about it.  Heck, if I go to bed before 1:30 I feel like I’m doing really, really good.

And what am I doing in these early hours of the morning, “when the whole world is fast asleep”?  Nothing useful. I rarely write because I’m usually tired. NO, I play on Tumblr and bounce around looking up things that could wait till morning.

If I would just turn off my laptop, open up my book, and read for ten minutes, I’d be out like a light. But I put it off. And right now as we are getting to our busy growing season, I need to be up earlier, yet going to bed after 2AM is not conducive to that. Or my overall general health.

So, maybe this prompt is a wake up call (no pun intended) for me to change my habits. Like stop writing posts late at night and do it in the early parts of the evening when I have some down time. And Tumblr will always be there wit things I’ll like. I can’t see it all. Nor should I try.

So, I know Marie of Presents of Mind and C.B. Wentworth know about my Tumblr addiction. I’ve mentioned it enough. Mimi, my friend is like this too, playing way too late. Does anyone else have my same issues?  Do you stay up way later than you should and then run on empty? Do you put of sleep for other fascinating things? Vote in the poll. (My first one for this blog)

And lastly, read the article that the Daily Post used.

What Keeps You Up at Night

Signing off

Kate

6 thoughts on “Even With Sleep I Procrastinate

  1. I really try to go to bed at a reasonable hour because of how long my work days are. If I’m on a website all night it’s either Pinterest, or me messaging back and forth with someone on WP. I’m still in bed before midnight most nights, though. (And that’s late for me). I swear, I’m 29 going on 70.

    • No, that’s a really good time to get to bed. Much better than me. And you are not old. Goodness! I could stand to use at least 8 hours of sleep, but right now I’m getting only 6-7. You are the smart one. Ah, Pinterest. Love it, and I’m glad I’m not hooked…..yet. haha

  2. I went to a self-management course last night and I wrote it all up on my blog including materials and exercises. Have a look! It already changed my entire way of thinking and I can relax a lot more now. Maybe that will get you back to 29 going on 28! 😀

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