So I’m thinking that in light of the upcoming party and moving tragedies, I will probably not be able to effectively begin the new sleeping schedule I want until after I move. Last night I slept from about 6 to a little before 10, then went and did strength training (for the first time in over 6 weeks), and when I got home I was so sore/tired that I found myself unable to be very productive. I ate supper and watched some TV I like to watch, and did some ironing while watching a weird independent movie, but I ran out of television to watch & decided to finish the ironing today. I also tried sweeping the kitchen, with the aspiration of mopping it as well, but found that my arms were too sore to even sweep effectively. So, a little after 3, I went back to bed and got a couple more hours of sleep.
I always feel that if I can function normally on 4 or 5 hours of sleep, that getting 7 or 8 hours of sleep should offer some additional benefit over the mere 4 or 5 hours that I normally get. I also feel like all the extra sleep I get on the weekends (I seem to sleep till 12:45 or so on Sundays, which on a recent weekend still meant only 5 hours of sleep) should have some positive effect, but I’m always tired again at 9 at night, which seems WAY too early to me.
Still, I’ve been programming myself to run on about 5 hours of sleep, and I’m hoping before too long to be able to implement that period when I get home from work instead of later. Maybe make use of the night a little more effectively.
I’m also definitely canceling CineMax and The Movie Channel. I am resistant to getting rid of the Starz package, since most of the movies I watch are on Starz, and I am resistant to getting rid of HBO and Showtime, because I like to watch their original programming (and sometimes movies). I guess I need to consider what I watch vs. what I pay and how much each show is costing me. I think that realistically the shows I watch on SciFi and Comedy Central cost me the most, because I have to pay for so many other channels to get them, whereas with the premium channels, I pay a flat rate for 4 or 6 channels at a time, all/most of which I use. I don’t know, but I suppose that if I cut back on my television watching, I would have even more free time. maybe enough free time to get everything done AND sleep too much.