I am in SUCH a good mood. No, really. I’m in a “the sun is shining, the grass is green, the orange and palm trees sway” sort of good mood. (SUPER-bonus points if you what rendition of a certain song that is.)
I haven’t been going to the gym. I haven’t really been eating much better. (Well, ok, better than last week, but not better than USUAL.) I haven’t been turning off the TV at night.
I’ve been getting enough sleep. It’s like a miracle drug, I tell you! Who knew? (Ok, lots of people. Especially science-y people. Who do lots of studies. THEY knew.) I’ve only had 3 nights of sleep now, but I can already feel a TREMENDOUS difference. Last night I turned off my light at 9:30, figuring I’d get up at 5:30, just to see if I felt awake.
I was awake at 4:15. AWAKE awake. Like, “I’ve had enough sleep, when does the day start?” (No, I didn’t get up. I went back to sleep after about 20 minutes and dozed off and on until 6:00.)
And I’m getting work done today. And I’m not pissy with people. AND I DIDN’T EVEN HAVE CAFFEINE THIS MORNING, PEOPLE! THAT’S HUGE! This is pretty amazing. I’ve been bopping around with a smile on my face all day, which is annoying the hell out of my co-workers, which in turn cracks me UP.
And the food issues? Not so much. No cravings for weird foods, no freak-outs. (Part of that might also be because I’m eating WAY less sugar: no alcohol, and I haven’t really been eating much starch in general. But that is a concentrated experiment for a different day.)
I’m also meditating 10 minutes a day (which isn’t much, but it’s better than nothing) and that’s contributing to the mood, but I was doing that BEFORE I started sleeping. So I’m thinking that 90% of this is the sleep.