A year of wellbeing

I’m a fan of trying to live your best life although I’m probably the worst person to take advice on such matters, which probably makes it pointless that I’ve put together the blogs I wrote on wellbeing this year. Most of the blog posts seem to be about sleep and not having time, I’m not sure where I get my inspiration. The good thing for you is that each blog post is really short so they won’t eat into your time. Enjoy

Where does time go?

Have you heard of ‘Timeboxing’?

Do you use a small fork?

Screen time to bedtime.

Fiscal planning.

A flaw in my system.

Humming.

Inserting the toilet roll

How long before bed do you brush your teeth?

Aims and aspirations.

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How long before bed do you brush your teeth?

I read an article about sleep that suggested brushing your teeth an hour before bed helps you get a better night’s sleep. Does anyone do that? Surely brushing your teeth is one of the last things you do before bed. The piece didn’t say why this is the case, my thinking is it gets your mind believing sleepy time is near. Although my friend on twitter reckons it’s because brushing your teeth wakes you up a bit, so perhaps I’m no nearer to knowing why. I doubt I’ll be doing it anyway because I know as soon as I brush my teeth I’ll want something to eat.

One thing I did find, is that reading articles on sleep made me feel tired, the only problem with that is I was at work whilst reading them, which is not ideal.

Feel free to let me know if you go early with the brushing of your teeth and does it aid your sleep. Contact me via the comments button or @anunknowncomic Cheers.

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Screen time to bedtime.

In an attempt to get better quality sleep (I can get to sleep quite easily but I wake a few hours later) I’ve decided to increase the time between using a screen (computer/phone) and me going to bed.

One problem with this is the only time I have to do my own thing is after my boy goes to bed and I go to bed, a time that is getting shorter & shorter. It’s also a time that is also filled with eating dinner, loading the dishwasher and making lunch/ironing clothes for work.

Having said that, the work I currently do in this time has never led to anything so maybe it won’t be too much of a sacrifice.

Feel free to let me know the amount of time you leave between last using a screen and going to bed. Cheers.

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Am I ill?

I’m not a big fan of weighing myself (I don’t think it’s a good indicator of health) but the other day my boy wanted me to get on the scales and like most things with him it’s easier to do what he wants than not. (good parenting)

Once on the scales I realised I’m probably the lightest I’ve ever been as an adult. This made me wonder if I am ill.

My weight loss could of course be down to me not drinking much lager these days or the fact I go to bed just after 10pm so rarely have supper.

I had previously presumed my general level of lethargy was down to me being tired, something that could be rectified by a few good nights of sleep (easier said than done). Now I’m not so sure.

With this in mind, am I ill or just tired & underweight?

@anunknowncomic

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Should you wake a sleeping baby?

The week before the events in the previous blog post, this happened.

The baby was coughing in his sleep so I woke him to give him some medicine. Did he a) go straight back to sleep or b) was he still awake more than an hour later? Answers on a postcard to it’s always answer b with these kind of questions.

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Other pharmaceutical companies are available.

The baby’s sleep has not been at its best in the last few weeks. Initially we thought it was because he had a cold but the poor sleep seems to have continued long after the cold disappeared.

On the back of this the other half ordered a blackout blind from a well known pharmaceutical outfit (Boots). The blind was supposed to be ready for collection on Saturday. After being out all day, I had to run to said shop before it closed at 5:30, only to find the blind had not been delivered. I was however, assured it would be there on Monday.

On Monday the other half went to pick it up and it still wasn’t there. No one seemed to know where it was. In many ways it was the blind leading the blind.

Ps. We now have the blind, yet the sleep has yet to improve.

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Bed hopping

I’m not  one to talk about my bedroom activities, that is until now.
Since the arrival of a baby in our flat, sleep has been the number one topic trending.

Early on me and the other half decided we would split night-time duties, thinking it best we both get some sleep, rather than both of us being permanently knackered.

In practical terms, this has meant sleeping in separate rooms and handing the baby over in the middle of the night. Initially the baby swap included me taking the cot from one bedroom to the other (not with the baby in it). The system may have seemed a little cumbersome but it worked for us.

Our system came under further scrutiny at Christmas, when we went back to our parents. Fortunately they both live on the same street. This still meant that instead of carrying the baby from one room to the other, I had to transport the baby from one house to the next, with the street doubling  for the corridor.

This meant that from any point between 2am -3:30am a neighbour struggling for sleep would have seen me wheeling a baby up the street, every night for a week.

These days the baby is sleeping a lot better, sleeping through to 5am most nights. A wake up call a little earlier than I would ideally like but it’s better than the disrupted nights sleep we were previously experiencing. Due to these early starts we’ve decided that we will take it in turns to sleep in the same room as the baby.

One day in the future me and the other half may even share the same bed. Having said that and whisper it, I reckon I sleep better on my own.

@anunknowncomic

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