Working from home I try to work as much as I can. I always have more to do and never have enough time.
Yet when it gets later in the evening I have a hard time working. Seems like I need a few hours of just mucking around on the net, goofing off before bedtime.
I wish I could work right up until I go to bed but I just can't. Anyone else need some time to chill out before going to bed?
I need about an hour by myself before bed. That's how long it takes for the Tylenol PM to kick in!
That's something I don't need. I past out pretty easy once my little kitty cat curls up on my chest and start purring.
I've been taking some cold pills to combat insomnia. The other night I was up until 6 am tossing and turning. I should have just gotten up and done some hubbing.
Reading a book before bed pulls my mind into one focus so I can relax to sleep. I tend to think a lot and my mind runs in all directions once my head hits the pillow so to avoid this I have to shut out all those other things vying for my attention and a book does that for me.
Sleep allows your body to rest ... if you need a few hours of Unwinding, before you can go to sleep ... it is because, your mind is not in the right place ... meaning, you have mixed up your affairs, what your mind cannot naturally handle.
So, Try be simple ... Don't become a fanatic, if your friends own Ferraris, or Villas in Beverly Hills ... Follow, the "MODERATE" as the Principle in life .... and I can assure you, that at the end of the day, you will emerge a winner, in your own right.
When I was working a job. I would always need time to wind down when I got home. Now that I work from home, I simply go to bed.
for sure....when i have evening meetings...i need a few hours after before i can sleep...i'm in work mode when i walk in the door and it takes a bit of time to just relax a bit....to relax my mind and forget about work.
Nope. I stay wound up until I'm ready to pass out, at which time I do. (On other hand, after waking up, I need two hours to wind myself up to full steam. Before that, I have to do stuff like open mail, read messages, etc. - nothing that takes any thinking or energy. ) (It is, though, a good way to get the boring little stuff out of the way. )
Yes I definitely need some time to wind down and I have found being on the computer the absolute worse. I am not sure what it is but I need at least 4 hours away from it before I can fall asleep. I guess something about it stimulates the brain.
Yeah I need about 1-2 hours before bed to just calm down and do boring stuff to be able to fall asleep.
No, don't need it. I am cursed with the ability to fall asleep like a baby. I'm tired, I fall asleep. Being horizontal doesn't appear to concern my needing-to-sleep-self. I can feel it coming on so I'm never likely to fall down the stairs, and can fight it to a degree if I'm out. But - if I'm home or somewhere I know, I'll sleep
I think it's a rare event when I've sat through a whole movie, or a journey longer than one hour if I'm not driving.
My head just has to touch down and I can sleep......pillow or no pillow...I am exhausted running around two energetic boys all day long!! Oh and the mama can you get us something to eat..bit.... Life is Good ..no complaints!
no, my ass wind is broke. i just write something and drink a wee drink or two.
I relax in the evenings or go out for a while. ya have to stop working especially when you work at home. life becomes too much work when you're constantly reminded of work..
even once I'm in bed, I need to wind down with a book or quiet before lights out.
As soon as I go to bed I fall asleep. At that time,I don't like to spend time on thinking or planning for the next day. But when I get up the early morning I spend sometime on thinking and planning, and feel fresh.
I have never in my whole life slept on a set schedule. When I'm tired I crash when I'm not I don't.That being said I know what you are talking about and yes I do get in what I call chill mode about 2 hours before I think I'm going to crash.Presleep is important for getting good quality restful sleep!
Thanks for everyone's replies. Nice to see I'm not alone about having to unwind a bit before bed. I guess I work at home enough without doing it right up until bedtime.
Each night seems different. That nice hot cup of tea, sitting quietly zoning out could be one way. Tidying up around the room, getting everything straight, writing a few notes what needs to be done another. Or, as many others do, simply crash from having eyes glued to computer screen too many hours, as one would do while reading a book in bed. Nite. Nite.
Nah, I need a few seconds before being completely unconscious for the rest of the night. Now and again, I have a sleepless night, well you do at my age. I usually get up and spend the night cleaning and baking. Then it's back to snoresville for at least another month. Before I moved to France however, I used to need at least a couple of hours to unwind and reflect on the day. I guess a stressful lifestyle requires more time at the end of the day to get rid of all the tension.
I write until I get tried, read a book for minutes, and my wife reckons I am often asleep before my head touches the pillow! I seem to only need six hours sleep, but sleep very deeply during that time. If you do go to another reality or parallel universe when you are asleep, I am there 100% when I am sleep.
I also have a quick nap in the evening about 6.30 (my wife has the French news on the TV) and I sleep for exactly 20 minutes. I have being do it for years and years and my body seems to like this way.
When traveling, as long as I am semi-comfortable, I can fall asleep in a matter of seconds. My mother in law who is a life long insomniac hates for me because of my quick sleep ability.
Nearly time for bed here too... Zzzzzzz
I need wind down time; wind down from the day, though mind isn't busy, to come to that place, I need a routine. It may be simple such as sipping on a glass of warm milk and not setting myself up for stimulation (like not tuning into politically-charged news at 10PM).
Evening exercise is too stimulating, so I get that in during the day. I like candles, so one part of my evening routine is lighting candles around our Christmas tree; yep, we haven't taken it down, yet!
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