I just realized that although I have a good morning routine that I can move through on good days and bad, I do not actually have an established evening routine.
I bet this harms my waking and exacerbates insomnia. I sometimes have evening plans and sometimes not. When I do, there is no real pattern to how long they last and when I get to bed.
My inclination for how to solve this:
- Observe what helps my sleep
- Allow “time pillows” between last active task of the day and going to bed that put in place what helps me sleep
- Observe when winding down time needs to start
- Schedule winding down time. This will mean learning to say no to evening activities I might otherwise enjoy.
Will this help? I don’t know. Try and see.