So I watched a documentary called Happy the other day on Netflix Streaming Live. It didn’t have a lot of new information about what makes people happy—stuff like once your basic needs are met money doesn’t really make you happy, and doing things for other people helps make you happy. Basically, some obvious stuff. But it was short and a nice little reminder about where to find happiness.
My sleep habits changed this year and it’s been a very challenging life change. I have always been someone who filled my schedule. I want to do and see everything. I like being busy. It’s one of the areas Matt, my boyfriend, and I differ. I like to get up early and go, go go throughout the day, planning activities for almost every minute. Matt, on the other hand, appreciates time to relax. I’ve always laughed in the face of relaxing. In the past, four days a year of good R&R were enough for me.
I’ve always been someone who needed my eight hours of sleep, but I’ve also always been a person who got it. Come nine or ten pm, I’d just fall asleep and sleep great through the night. But over the past year, my sleep habits have changed. I don’t sleep well anymore.