3am thoughts of an over thinker

3am thoughts of an over thinker

I am a light sleeper.

I always have been and over the years it has got worse. Having kids obviously has a big impact on sleep, add to that a separation, child with chronic health issues and being an over thinker/worrier and an eight hour sleep is a pipe dream.

For some reason 3.00am seems to be the time I often wake during the night and then is when the brain and thoughts start ticking away. Sometimes it is a particular topic based on events occurring in my life at the time but often it is very random.

I decided to keep track of the weird places my mind goes at this time of night over the last few nights and share them for your enjoyment. Be warned in the light of day some of this does not make sense.

  • How do I fill the gaps in the ceiling in the back room of the house without the gap filler falling out? (I am currently renovating my house)
  • If I want to reduce screen time in my house what ratio should I reduce it by before it effects the amount of peace in the house?
  • How do I best help my eldest son who suffers a lot with anxiety that is increasing due to his health issues?
  • There is a charity gala for the NF (the genetic disorder my son has) – if I go on my own will it be a way to meet people or make me feel more lonely when they are dancing and I’m alone?
  • Where do I find an 80s outfit for my girls night out in a couple of weeks?
  • How do I get my kids to try more food especially healthy food and why do kids hate green food?
  • What should I bake this weekend?
  • Do I need a hobby or to do a course and when do I have time?
  • If they say you should work in your passion to be happy then what do I do if I don’t know my passion?
  • I need to start a business that will allow me to not have to get my kids up at 6am and be gone for 12 hours a day…….what is that business? (Many weird and wonderful thoughts on businesses at 3am)
  • Did I give tattslotto the correct details as no one has rung me yet?

No wonder there isn’t much sleep happening – who has time. Luckily having a child that didn’t sleep for his first 11 months gave me a lot of practise on surviving on little to no sleep.

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