I slept last night. I went to bed early (for me) and was asleep by 11pm. Then next time I woke up was at four in the morning when my two-year-old was crying and I went in to settle her. When I slipped back into bed, I counted the hours in my head and realised I had already gotten more sleep that night than I have on other nights of late when I combined my hours of sleep.
Sleep. It’s no joke people.
As a Mom of an almost five-year-old and a just over two-years-old, both of whom are not considered great sleepers, I struggle with sleep deprivation. I wish my kids slept better but they don’t – although it has improved over the years.
So what’s the secret? The remedy? The key to which I can unlock a full night’s sleep? I don’t know. But I recognise that if I want to be a better version of myself, I need to start with going to bed earlier… which is so hard when my kids finally fall asleep and I feel like I’ve been injected with a shot of adrenaline and an “I can do anything because my children are asleep” kind of empowerment. But let’s at least start here.