Busy and Broken

Every day I promise myself I’m going to bed ear­ly to catch up on sleep, and every night I break that promise.


  1. Ditto. And every week­end I promise to take a long nap too. Never hap­pens.

  2. I was just think­ing about this exact thing this morn­ing after two con­sec­u­tive nights of going to bed at 4am and get­ting up at 8am.

  3. I know how that is. “I got­ta be up ear­ly tomor­row, I should go to bed ear­ly,” always turns into 12AM, 2AM, and 3AM.

  4. Sleep eludes even if I try to get into bed ear­ly. I’ve giv­en up.

  5. I was like that last year. If it weren’t for the run­ning-myself-into-the-bloody-ground work­out every­day now, I’d be there too. Now I’m a hap­py man­ic until I col­lapse on my MacBook.

  6. Holy crap, at least I don’t feel so alone on this. Maybe we’re all prod­ucts of a Western go-go-go cul­ture, where effi­cien­cy and pro­duc­tiv­i­ty rule our lives, yet nev­er sat­is­fy them.

  7. It used to be that I’d stay up pure­ly for the extra hours of study and revi­sion, quick­ly scrawl­ing down what­ev­er semi-lucid words come to mind.

    Recently, how­ev­er, it’s become a peri­od where I’m com­plete­ly unable to con­cen­trate on any­thing con­struc­tive, yet stay up any­way. I’m prone to the “bed…in a minute” syn­drome, though I’m by no means as bad as per­oty.

  8. I think the “bed…in a minute” syn­drome is pret­ty com­mon, and it does­n’t even have to be the result of doing any­thing pro­duc­tive. Sometimes, you just have to give in, as much as you want to fight it.

  9. I’m a great bed… in a minut­er.

    My mind races with all the things I should be doing, could be doing, or should have already done. If I don’t know where my glass­es are, or I’ve mis­placed my phone. I need to find those and rec­ti­fy them before lay­ing to sleep.

    Then there’s the “projects” I tend to be most moti­vat­ed and clear think­ing late into the night. So often times I’ll start or con­tin­ue some­thing at 1am. And I hate half fin­ish­ing things, so often I’ll work on it late into the night. Then crash into bed for an hour or 3 of sleep before the work­day.

  10. I’m the same way; I hate half-fin­ish­ing things. Or end­ing a night on a los­ing game of Warcraft 3, so I’ll play until I win. Otherwise, I won’t be able to sleep any­way. :)

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