Wednesday, August 25, 2010


I am finding out just how important sleep is in my life. Lately, I have been:

  • Sleeping through 3 alarms, even on the weekends
  • Waking up later and later for work. This morning, I woke up at 8:30. I have to be to work by 9.
  • Drinking a lot of coffee, like 4 or more cups a day
  • Having moments of extreme snippiness then crying as if I’ve been dumped. I liken it to a tired toddler.
  • I eat more.

I have come to point where I must tell my brother that I can’t pick him up any more. I have been picking him up at the train station since Dad had the stroke/aneurysm. He works 3-11 and lately, he hasn’t been getting off the train until 12:45. This means by the time I drop him off at his apartment, then get home and to bed, it is around 1:30 and falling asleep, maybe 2.

I am supposed to be up for work at 6. I can’t do it. It is affecting my life too much. I hate to do this to him. I know that I have been a bit too close and involved/wrapped up in my family. It is a problem and a major source of anxiety in my life.

My number one goal this week is to SLEEP and talk to my brother.

My number 2 goal is to journal. I need to journal again. I need to have a good ass kicking for lack of journaling.


  1. I feel soooo much better and get so much done not only with enough sleep, but sleeping at the right time. 10-6 or 11-7 makes me feel so much better than if I stay up really late and still get 8 hours. It really does matter, I'm not making this up. ;) Good luck to you and I hope you start to change your habits as soon as you can!

  2. It's hard when you feel that your family is relying on you, but sometimes we need to put ourselves first. It's a pain that sleep (or lack of) can affect every little aspect of our lives. I think you've made the right decision though, and I hope your brother will accept it
    xx Bec

  3. Oh Jen, I am so sorry. I wish I had some words of wisdom. I do know this. If you don't take care of you and your own, then you cannot take care of anyone else. I have had to learn that lesson at the expense of my own health, wellness/welfare.

    Please, make sure you take care of yourself. I know it's tough, but you have to make the time to refresh your spirit.

    Many thoughts your way.


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