Because blogging and writing is my income, I have to get my hours in as with any normal job.
And sometimes with my bipolar my sleeping habits are unpredictable. So to make sure that I get the normal amount of sleeping hours and working hours in, I sometimes treat my nights as days.
The first thing I eat in the morning would be breakfast. So, why not breakfast at night?
Yip, my favorite night time breakfast has become egg benedict (bacon cupped around egg) with bread and topped with olives and tomato. Here’s tonight meal. (Btw this is an unplanned post, but I just thought perhaps someone can relate to it)
For the green smoothie I just used what was in the fridge, and added some whole strawberries and raspberries on top.
My sleeping routine started of like this:
I will not be able to sleep at night and fall asleep at 6am. Then I will sleep the entire day, and at night I cannot sleep. The cycle continues.
At first I would feel awful about not being able to sleep at night. Like it’s this big sin, like I’m not normal (says the one with bipolar)
If you tell any given person you are not able to sleep at night, the normal response would be, ‘You should take sleeping pills, you should see a doctor, you should drink Chamomile tea before you go sleep, no cellphone before bed time, create a playlist with sleeping music etc’
Yes, I’ve tried all of that.
However, I know many people would stress out if they cannot sleep at night because in the morning they have to go to work.
I’m lucky in that regard that I make my money by writing and blogging. That means I have to monitor myself and see my behavior and sleeping patterns.
If I see I sleep through the night and wake up in the morning, I normally start with writing from 7:30am-17:00pm.
But if I sleep during the day because I didn’t have a good night’s sleep, I wake up at 16:00pm.
Then I clean the house, make food, take a shower and my husband comes from work.
I spent the entire evening with him, go to the park, do naughty fun grown up things 😉 until we go sleep… and I’m still wide awake.
In the first months of our marriage he was worried that I’m not sleeping but now he is used to it.
I’ve found that many other creative minds also work at night. Do you?
Besides, I know it’s daytime somewhere else in the world right now.