Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I'm a night owl

Every night, I go through the same routine. Around 9 o'clock, I start to get really tired. I kind of take it easy, lounging on my couch, telling myself that tonight's the night I'm going to bed early. 

Then I start playing on my computer, catching up on emails, etc. And suddenly it's 10:30. So then I flip through channels to put something good on while I brush my teeth and wash my face...I have no idea why. 

When I'm finally ready for bed, it's around 11 and I ALWAYS get a second wind. I'll finish watching a movie that's on TV or remember one more thing I wanted to look up online and then BAM! 11:30. Shoot. Getting way too late. 

So then I do my night checks (hey, I live alone, I have to make sure there are no monsters in the closet), and finally hop into bed. 

And then I can't fall asleep. So I just lay in bed, watch TV, check and recheck my alarm clock (I'm paranoid of oversleeping) and freak out over every sound in my tiny apartment. 

Finally, around 12:30 I drift off to sleep...

I've gotten into such bad habits, but I can't help it. My best intentions to go to bed early are always squashed. Even now, it's 9:30 and I'm exhausted. But once I get up and do my dishes, try on my outfit for our client holiday party tomorrow night and get ready for bed, I'll get my second wind and be up until the wee hours.

And tonight I REALLY need sleep. My next few days are insane...

Ok and now I'm procrastinating and delaying my bed time even more. Bad Pam!


zentiment said...

My bf is a night owl. I am not. For me, it is so annoying. I love sleep, to go to bed early, wake up early, nice and refreshed with a good night's rest. I call him a drifter. No matter how late it is, he's always drifting from one thing to another, one little project from another, one tv show to another. It's like he gets an energy rush after dinner or something!

Megkathleen said...

I do not have that problem at all. When I see the clock hit 9 even if I want to stay up late I can't I immediately get so tired I can't do anything. I'm an old lady.

Rachie said...

I am the same way BUT 9:30 for me is 11:30 because I don't get home from work until then. I'm tired when I leave work but driving home in the freezing fucking cold wakes me up a bit. I get home and pick up around the house a little and then I'm tired again. BUT I haven't checked my internet yet so I get online and read through my Google reader and then reply to my comments. By then I'm awake again and ready to watch some TV online. Even though I'll get tired while watching it I won't go to sleep because I'm too into the show. That's why almost ever night I don't crawl into bed until 3 or 4 am.