I still do not like going to bed. I still feel like I am going to miss out on something, and hate the process of quieting my mind. Whenever I am with a group of people I have to be the last to bed otherwise I have a really hard time relaxing and falling asleep. I have no idea why I feel the need to remain on high alert, maybe I was a watch dog in a former life. For a little while I was journaling before bed and that was not helping the sleep issue. It was like lighting a match to a pool of gasoline. My mind would start racing. I would think of other things to write down, sometimes feel upset having poked the emotional beast, but it did stop the night eating. I was having crazy wackadoo dreams and just wanted off the ride so I had to figure something else out.
I read somewhere that reading something funny or humor before bed helps sleep. This is hugely helping me! I modified my routine now I watch my stories with dinner, have a little journal time and then it's time for my favorite part of the evening. I curl up in bed with my ipad and laugh. I have been reading more humor slanted books before bed and it has greatly improved my falling asleep and staying asleep. I also really like yogi kava kava stress relief tea. It makes me feel pleasantly loopy and relaxed.
What are you reading? Anything good? Is everyone reading The Help? Am I literally the last person to that party? What about some sort of book related giveaway?
My summer reading list:
|I have no idea why I resisted Chelsea Handler's books for so long. Genuinely funny and charming.|
|LOVE Laurie Notaro I was so excited when this was finally available. There are some great essays but I prefer some of her other books. I could have also been too excited for this to finally be released. Regardless she is damn funny.|
|I wanna be besties with Sloane.|
|Seriously Sloane, you're in NYC, I'm in NYC brunch?|
|Loved Stefanie Wilder-Taylor's books. A mix of funny and bittersweet.|
|Not humor but very good, a touch dark at times but really captivating.|
|Really loved this. Took me back to early 20's.|