As you may or may not have noticed, my blog has been a little quiet this week. I've been trying to respond to as many comments as I can, but have not done anything in the way of new posts. The reason for this is simple: I'm sleeping more. I used to get about 6ish hours of sleep a night and do my blogging in the morning hours before work. A few weeks ago, however, Clark Valberg pulled me aside and, in not so few words, told me that I looked horrible and that I needed to start sleeping more. Granted, this was right before Scotch on the Rocks, so I was a bit stressed; but, nonetheless, I wanted to take his advice and run with it (Clark's advice tends to payoff quite well).
So, what I've been doing for the past 2 weeks is going to be at my normal time and waking up an hour later. This takes me from 6/6.5 hours of sleep to about 7.5 hours sleep - a 15% increase in sleep time. And, to be blunt, I feel pretty freakin good! I'm feeling like I have much more energy throughout the day and, I'm not sure if this has anything to do with it, but my chronic wrist has been feeling much better in the gym as well. Alternating Dumbbell curls, which used to hurt a good deal in my right wrist, have been going up with no problem at all!
That said, losing the hour of free time in the morning has negatively impacted my research and development time. I'm trying to make up for that time in the evening hours; but so far, like Stella, I've been having a little bit of trouble getting my groove back. Hopefully, by next week, I'll be back on track with my research and development and my blog reading (I've been seriously poor about reading all the good stuff that people are putting out there).