Sleepy Time

Sleepy TimeIf there is one aspect to taking a holiday that always throws me off balance, it is the lack of routine. While staying up late has it’s benefits, I frequently stay up into the wee hours of the night and then wake up mid-morning.

Monday we are heading back to our regularly scheduled program with home schooling and that means waking up at a decent time. This might prove to be a bit of a difficulty, but I think I have a game plan in mind.

I believe we are going to stay up late tonight (hear me out) and then wake up at a normal time tomorrow. While this might mean we are a tad sleepy during the day, it will ensure that we all get to bed at a reasonable hour and wake up on Monday ready to go.

I really love having holiday vacation, but the lack of regularity constantly leaves me feeling sleepy. It will be great to get back into the swing of things, helping my body maintain a regular pattern to life.

What helps you get back into a normal routine, after vacation is over?


8 thoughts on “Sleepy Time

  1. We don’t go out of routine. The boys go to bed between 7-8pm and we between 9-10pm. We all get up at 5am because it is light in summer and hubby goes to gym. The boys are so tired by 6pm from playing, etc. that it isn’t a big problem to get them into bed; and my husband only comes home from work (he travels +-70km to and thro every day) around 6h30-7pm.
    Winter is the same, but it is still dark at 5am.


      • Our daily routine is totally different, but not going to bed time. We also mainly visit or receive visitors over weekends, and then again it is during the day and not late into the evening. Our group of friends also just prefer it that way… come 5h00-6h00pm everyone heads home.


      • I think we must be surrounded by night owls. We often have people here until one or two in the morning!
        I think part of my problem lies in needing a little downtime at the end of the night. By the time I have cleaned up and gotten the house back to rights, I feel the need to have a moment or two to myself. By then it is at least two or three, which doesn’t help me get up early the next day.
        Another contributing factor might be that most of our friends have children that are already grown, so they don’t have to worry about being out late. Those who do have kids of a similar age, don’t seem to be concerned either though. We often have them here until ten or eleven.
        I guess we are just late nighters by nature. Oh, well…


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