Not only do I not sleep 8 hours straight, but I toss and turn. First, I'm hot, then cold. Or I have to get up to go to the bathroom. Sometimes, I need a drink of water, or find a new position because my back now hurts.
The funny thing is, if I lie down for a nap in the afternoon, I sleep like a baby! The only time I sleep in... when I need to get up early for an appointment.
Although, I have to admit, I do have 'book brain'. You know that feeling when your writing a book and it runs through your mind 24/7! And, on top of that, I live with a man who could sleep standing straight up! I'm not jealous of that though, I wouldn't want to fall asleep the minute I sat down to watch a show, or read a book.
In order for me to totally relax, I have to go to the mountains for a few days and hang out in the lithium based waters of Cottonwood and go hiking, or for a drive up the passes. Then, take naps in between soaking in the hot water again. Good thing I'm going up there this week, I need to rest and clear my mind for a winter of serious writing!
We have to finish this manuscript and get it to the editor by December, and then we have two more books to work on while we wait for the book to come back to us so we can publish it. I hate deadlines, even when I'm the one making them!
So, back to Cottonwood I go and I will (hopefully) come back feeling so relaxed that I can actually sleep 8 hours at night! Anyway, that's the plan.
Leave me your comments and let me know if you're like me and sleep in shifts, or if you have energy all day and sleep through the night. If it's the latter for you, make sure to tell me how you do it, coz I really need to know!
Have a great week everyone! Lisa