A strange thing has been happening

A strange thing has been happening for the last few days. I’ve been going to bed a bit earlier, with the help of melatonin and getting up at the crack of dawn, without setting an alarm. I know I expressed reservations about taking something to help me sleep but I don’t really have another choice at this point. I need to sleep.

It’s roughly 6:30am and I’ve already been up for almost an hour. Not only that, but I feel pretty good.

I’m working on getting the kids in bed before 10pm because it’s obviously best for them but also, it’s the only way I get any sleep myself. I really, really want to go to bed earlier and get up earlier. It’s healthier and if I’m up before everyone else, I can have a little peace and quiet.

I have a fairly busy day today. I have a call with someone from NBC Universal, for something I need to learn more about before sharing. A bit later, I have a business meeting as well.

The kids were supposed to go to the dentist today but that was canceled last week. We don’t have a handle on this pandemic and I’m unwilling to take a chance with my kids lives. I was supposed to go to the dentist this week as well but I recieved a call letting me know that I need to find a new dentist because they stopped taking my insurance. So that was canceled as well. I would have canceled it anyway at this point because it’s simply not worth the risk.

I’ve been watching a poll I posted on Twitter last night about how long people are willing to remain on COVID19 restriction and it’s pretty clear that many, many people are taking the same approach I am.

Feel free to add your vote as well. At the time a writing, there are over 20,000 votes in and 51% will remain on restriction until a vaccine is available.

Anyway, as part of my reintroduction to self-care, I think I’m going to try and get up as early as I can on a regular basis. It adds more time to my day, I start out on a better footing and I’m finding it a great time to catch up on some writing.

I wish I had a treadmill because I would get up every morning and begin the day with a long walk.

I hope your week is off to a good start. Please stay safe.

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    • BJW on May 18, 2020 at 1:12 pm
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    Rob, I went to the poll. And then proceeded to block all the people calling for us to take off masks, stop being sheeple, and live our life. Because I block stupid.

    1. Becky, I blocked so many people in the last 24 hours, it’s unbelievable. They are all Trump supporters and antivaxxers. They’re hateful and nasty and I just don’t get it.

        • BJW on May 18, 2020 at 1:55 pm
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        If I go just by comments on a post like yours, it is very discouraging. But polls show the majority of Americans believe in staying in as much as possible until we have a grip on this pandemic. But apparently, wealthy corporations want us to GET OUT THERE and work and spend money. And those corporations are funding the protests. It’s like they don’t realize what a bummer it will be on the economy if the numbers of dead people start going up again. Or they are counting on us just accepting that there will be lots of dead people, and those dead are old or vulnerable or disabled. (Never mind that previously healthy people have gotten very sick, and even children have died.)

        I thought about answering some of those idjits on Twitter, but I just block them. They are too stupid for me to deal with.

    • Lisa oliver on May 18, 2020 at 10:33 am
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    Hi Rob, autism mom of almost 9 years and I’m doing it not exactly alone in a weird way. My husband is on the spectrum. I encourage you to get sleep help if you’re not required to be up for health needs at night. I’m a dead end insomniac but I’ve been taking unisom for the last 9 months which i recommend. I can still function with it.

    1. Thanks Lisa. It’s mostly stress that keeps me awake. Melatonin helps. 🙂

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