2 am – Noon

My schedule has been crazy these days and it has been affecting my mind and morale.  I have been sleeping from 2 am to noon so I am staying awake into the night and by the time I wake up, the day is halfway gone.  And I guess this causes me to miss out on the entire morning.

The upside to all of this is the fact that I have not gotten behind in work all week.  It feels great to be caught up everyday.  I also do it because I can…  I work from home and we fall asleep watching inspiring shows like “Suits” and “Mindhunter.” I am not really complaining, but I know that I can probably be even more productive with a few more adjustments to my schedule.

I have noticed that when I stay up late my workouts rarely happen and I crave more chocolate.  I would like to start waking up earlier again.  Luckily this is only the 3rd or 4th day that this has happened so it is reversible.

I can tell that I am entering a new and exciting phase in my life.  On Monday, I got a surge of inspiration to revisit old challenges that I had abandoned.  This will be the first September in years that I am not spending my days at the beautiful Evergreen campus.  I think part of my heart already misses it, but I also know that it is time  to branch out and dream bigger.

Last night was supposed to be the night that I got to bed at a decent time, but then around 9 my honey and I decided to grab a snack at the local market to accompany our shows and we returned with cheese, wine, and chocolate.

I guess life is what happens when you are making other plans…

Do I regret it?  Hell no!  In fact this morning I woke up fairly early, but then after rolling around in bed while I scrolled through my phone I ended up in dreamland once again and woke up around noon.

I have big goals on the horizon and I have already made an agreement with myself not to feel too guilty about last night or the fact that I ate spaghetti o’s and passion fruit for brunch today.

I feel a renewed sense of optimism because I have created a bit of a plan for myself.  I plan on educating myself on fitness and nutrition 3 times a week then immediately applying what I learn.  This can be in the form of books, articles, and videos, but I want to do it at least 3 times a week.  I think this mentality will help me get out of the race mentality that pushes me to set lofty expectations.  I am tired of ending up in a puddle of tears when I feel like I am not “working hard enough.”

I am also going to get away from this 2 am to noon schedule too.

What are your plans for the end of August?  I cannot even believe that August is already coming to an end.  Didn’t we just get here?

Comment below to share!

❤ Alana

5 thoughts on “2 am – Noon

  1. It is hard to believe August is winding down!
    We had cooler weather this week and that was nice –
    And best wishes with your three times a week learning goals
    And the other things – for me – trying to do yoga more than twice a week….
    The times I do it are solid classes – but my home practice is non existent – so that is my goal for fall

    1. Summer has been swift. I also enjoy cooler weather and I love the changing colors of fall. That may be something I miss this fall because last fall I was in Maine then Washington (both New England and PNW have amazing falls) this year I am in the tropics so it will be different, but I will embrace those differences.

      Those are wonderful goals for this fall season and anytime. I like how yoga classes allow us to more fully let go. A home practice is a wonderful habit to cultivate. I guess it is almost like gardening. Takes consistency, patience, TLC, and practice. I still have not figured out how to flow or have an unguided home practice (someday), but I really love “Yoga With Adriene” on youtube.

      ❤ Alana

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