I need to find a way to wind down and do a better job of setting limits for myself and the things that I do at night.
After getting Madison to bed and spending time with the hubs (when either one of our faces, usually mine, isn't focused on a device) I tend to stay up late to do things I think need doing (or like doing). Even with a 5:30am wake time I still end up going to bed around midnight most nights. I'm usually up blogging, reading, playing word games, responding to comments/emails on social media, you name it.
I don't want to have to let anything go. Time with Maddie. Time with Daddy. Time with my hobbies. It's all important to me!
I think I just need to limit what I do each night in effort to get more sleep. So, in addition to not pulling out my laptop until after Madison is asleep, I'm hoping to stick to not only some time limits when it comes to being on the computer and being on my phone but making sure that they are put away after say 9:30pm. No more late game playing. No more "let me check/read/post/etc. one more thing".
Lastly, apparently Maddie isn't the only one in need of an earlier bedtime. I need to set a decent one and stick to it. It should really be 10:30pm and I need to spend the time prior to bedtime winding down appropriately so that I can fall asleep more easily.
It all sounds good and seems reasonable but I know these adjustments are going to be tough on all of us. But, sleep deprivation isn't something to take lightly so it's definitely time to put in the effort to make a lasting change.
Pray for our strength. And for a good night's sleep.