lazy days

May 23, 2009 |  Category:   life



Maybe it’s what they call Spring Fever. Or maybe there is some truth to the whole Mercury Retrograde theory that’s been tossing about, but I have been feeling mighty lazy. With all of my projects in a strange holding pattern due to awaiting feedback and decisions and such, I’ve been taking advantage of the lull by doing…not much. And for the first time, I’m not feeling too guilty about it (ok, maybe a little). Part of the problem is that I’ve been very uninspired creatively, so even though this could have been a perfect time to get some projects I have planned underway, it just hasn’t flowed at all. Rather than struggling with it, I’ve surrendered. I’ve come to the realization that I work best when I’m almost too busy and when things slow down I almost shut down, which seems counterproductive, but has proven to be the pattern. So instead I’ve been meeting friends for lunch, going to museums, having picnics and goofing around with the girls. One thing that I haven’t been doing is getting good sleep despite the fact that my work schedule has been light. My insomnia remains. Anyone have any advice on that front?

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  • catherine m. May 24, 2009 at 8:06 am

    I suffer from insomnia frequently, esp. when I’m worried about things. Sometimes a really good workout will get me tired enough to actually rest – whether it’s pilates, dance or the gym. I think the extra energy in my body often won’t let me rest. So I would suggest trying that… Or if you have stuff on your mind, write it down before you go to bed so you get it out of your system. Good luck 🙂

    p.s. I love the photos. Your place (and the girls) look really cute too.

  • selkie May 24, 2009 at 8:17 am


  • laura May 24, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    vallerian root

  • Mery May 25, 2009 at 7:41 am

    benadryl! is safe and works every time!

  • Jean May 25, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    I agree, melatonin. But I also heard that with overuse, your body can diminish making the natural hormone as well. Great for jet lag.

    How ’bout Yoga (since u have some down time)? I think there’s a technique for insomnia.

  • Jen May 27, 2009 at 10:04 am

    Yoga and breathing exercise often does the trick for me, though I try to do it a couple of hours before I go to bed. I love the print of the red birds. Where did you acquire it from? It looks familiar but I can’t remember where I saw it before.