I have never been a very good sleeper, instead deciding to spend my talents on other things like being awake, telling bad jokes, and eating. But about ten weeks ago, due to some definite lapse of sanity, I found myself deciding to be productive and use this awake time to my advantage, and so, I began early morning training sessions.
I really cannot say why I ever thought being awake, and being productive was the same thing, but here I am, much later in this experiment, and surprisingly feeling much better for it. Yes, open disclaimer, I definitely drink coffee more often now, but I have actually started sleeping slightly better (about a C- average I would say). I no longer find myself lying in bed pleading for exhaustion to hit, dreading being left alone in the nights’ darkness and silence. Now, with my forced early starts, my body is learning that it needs to rest earlier, and I am slowly tricking it into letting me join that dark sleepy slumber that seems to come so naturally to most.
I find myself feeling calmer, and consequently, (and surprisingly) my personal organisational skills have been sharpened (like a stabby point of a splade). I am now progressing much faster with my cookbook, developing more recipes, and for the first time in a long time, am designing and painting for fun.
Sleeping. Organisation. Cooking. Designing. See the trail of breadcrumbs I left to get us to this blogs content. Sometimes my rambling is a bit of a mess but at least there is a story arch (often buried pretty deep). So, to link this narrative together to conclude the story arch, I draw you toward this blogs feature, a free A5 printable recipe card. There are two designs, both a bit cute, and are made to help you be more organised in your cooking, with my design, so you can sleep? Not sure the sleep point worked as well as I wanted in that last conclusion, but lets say it was a good red herring. Enjoy. x