Working Moms. Hmmmm. I’ve recently gone back to work in an office after working from home for the last year, and it’s quite a change. Granted, my kids are no longer young. But there is a lot of activities to keep up with and I think they kind of got used to me being around. However, when I call to check in late in the day, they sound pretty happy and our mornings are actually much more sane and civilized than they’ve been in a long time. My kids are more punctual than ever before and are giving us enough time to walk to school, now that I have to walk directly to the train station. In the past, they complained about the walk. No more. To be honest, a lot of things are easier for me now that I’m back at work. But perhaps that’s another post…..
Nonetheless, I’m waking up early to go to work and I can’t seem to get to sleep at the end of the day. Yes, it’s 12:53 a.m. as I write this post. Why is that? Because I have so many other things to do! I have deadlines for columns that I write, books to read, client work, kids school forms to complete, The Daily Show to catch up on….
I know that I need to change my ways and get to bed earlier. A recent report by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) recently released gathered that only 60% of American women get a good night’s sleep and 67% experience a sleep problem. It also says that women’s lack of sleep affects virtually every aspect of their time-pressed lives, leaving them late for work and stressed out. So what are we supposed to do? In 6 hours I have to wake up and make breakfast and lunch for my kids and in 5 hours I have to wake up to get some work done before I go to work. Did I just mention work 2x in one sentence? That’s sad! I’d love tips for time management. How do you keep a nice sense of balance and make sure that you get a good night’s sleep? Lay them on me! Meanwhile, I’ll make my way to my bed…..