Thursday, November 01, 2007


I don't quite know what's happening but my sleep pattern seems to be pretty much fucked. All topsy-turvy and back to front - it 3:47am and I've already been awake over an hour and I'm not really sure what to do about it! I've considered going to see the doctor; but what can he do? Offer me sleeping pills ... is that a road I really want to go down? What I need instead is some way of working out why this is happening and what's causing it.

I'm sure that it's work. Or rather the lack of work-life balance that I am currently suffering. Too many jobs to do, to many "plates to keep spinning", back to that thing of too many people wanting their little bit of me, their ounce pound of flesh. And lets not even get into how this is going to affect home life and marital harmony!

I made a decision to try NaBloPoMo this year - there's no way I could consider writing a whole novel in a month but posting once a day for the dreary month of November - probably not such a difficult process. From this angle and awake at this time, the end of the month looks a long way away!


Ms Mac said...

Oh dear, not sleeping is, ironically, my nightmare. The only tip I can give is one which helped Mr Mac when he was sleeping badly a couple of years ago. Switch off the digital clocks in your room so that you can't see the time. Make sure there's no way of seeing the time on the way to and from the loo. Cover the display if you need it for the alarm but try your hardest not to find out what time it is when you wake up. Honest, Mr Mac used to wake up every hour until I got rid of the clocks in our bedroom. Once he couldn't see the time, there was no point in him waking up. I keep my mobile next to the bed for the alarm now and we both sleep like logs!

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Sheesh, everyone's getting into NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo this year - I'm beginning to feel left out! I'll just have to root for the rest of you mad ones who're clearly into self induced pressure and stress! ;-)

Anonymous said...

good luck, i haven't posted anything for ages and i'm not missing it at all.