Sunday, September 07, 2014

I have just had a lovely weekend - all to myself, and I got to do things when i wanted to, and I have achieved a lot of things that I wanted and needed to do. I didn't get enough time to go and take the long walk that I planned, though I did get a walk in the sunshine that was just lovely. So why do I feel meh?!
I am so lucky - I have a cute little sports car, my cat, I get to ski and sail, I live in Edinburgh in Scotland, I am on the mend after a spell with cancer, and I have a wide circle of friends and supporters.
So what's wrong?
well, I think it comes down to one major thing - I can't sleep. I can't tell you the last time that I slept all night, and whilst the 'SparkPeople Official Sleep Challenge' has been helpful, it just hasn't sorted me out.
I know that I am very stressed for much of the time - my job is extremely difficult and takes all of my brain power, and I am often working in the evening and at weekends. I don't get much down time, so I signed up to the 'SP Official Stress Busting Challenge' to help me sort out my stress, and like the sleep challenge, it has helped a bit.
So, if I can sort out my sleep, learn to relax more, and keep an eye on my diet and exercise. I need exercise to help me work out my demons, but I don't get enough time to take significant exercise or relax, if I'm completely honest.
So what to do?
I'm going to think about it this week, and come up with some kind of an action plan that is workable and practical.
I'm not being unrealistic - I know there will be difficult days, and days when only sandwiches and chocolate are available, but I need to keep some ambition there to keep me going.
I also need to look at my head - I feel really blue and unsure, and just so tired.
One step at a time, and one day at time.
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
  • no profile photo CD14034154

    The first thing I suggest you do is PRAY!!! Go before God, and ask for His Wisdom, and He will give it to you. Lay it all on the line with Him and let Him work it out!

    I also have trouble sleeping, and when I don't take it to God on a daily basis, I suffer! YEs, there have been days when I just forget to pray about it. I pray about other things with me and my friends and family, but I forget to go back in prayer for my sleep. When I do go before Him, I get at least between 6 to 9 hours of good sleep. When I forget, I'm blessed if I get 4 hours that are interrupted ever half hour to go to the bathroom.

    The ultimate thing is to do what you feel comfortable with, as far as attaining a good health sleep pattern. It will only help you!!! emoticon


    - Nancy Jean -
    2091 days ago
    I can't sleep either and I have absolutely NO stress in my life. I'm a night owl and sleep really good between 2pm-5pm. emoticon
    2092 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.