Checking in for 2024-02-02:
Last night I didn't get good sleep. I woke up around 2:30-3:00 and couldn't get back to sleep for longer than a half-hour. Part of it was my mind deciding to start racing about things it has no business racing on about (College was over 30 years ago, and yes I did some pretty dick moves at times. That's no reason to bring it up to interrogate it at 3:00 dear brain.) I even tried that trick where you get up and try to get tired again, but that didn't really work. I'm hoping that I can get better sleep tonight. I've noticed a bit of a trend where my brain will start racing at night over things that I can't do anything about in this moment. I'm trying to give myself some mindfulness when this happens but it can be difficult to get the brain to shut up and relax.
I even got up at 5:30 before my usual alarm (which goes off at 6:00 each weekday) and turned the radio off because I didn't want to deal with it going off. Unfortunately that made me even more irritated.
I didn't work on my book again today. I'm hoping to get back to this again when I feel like I have the energy to work on it. I did do my weekly review though which energized me a bit. Also watched some videos from my back-log.
More as I know it.