Saturday, 7 January 2012

Tiredness is not conducive to happiness

Part of my happiness project is to discover both the things that help to make a happy day for me, and the things that make it really difficult for me to be happy.  Today I discovered a big one for not helping a happy day.

Do you ever have those days where you're dragged awake WAY before you're ready, after having a pretty shocking night's sleep anyway, and the day just doesn't seem to improve much?  That was my day today.

After not sleeping that well for the past week or so, I couldn't get to sleep last night, then the Little Big Fella woke up crying a couple of times, then my phone beeped every hour from midnight, waking the Big Fella (not me funnily enough) and disturbing our sleep generally, then the Big Fella's alarm went off at 5:30 and the Little Big Fella came in having wet through his nappy all over his bed.  I wanted to cry!  I wanted to roll over and go back to sleep and try to re-start the day.  But that wasn't going to happen.

I tried and tried and tried all day to get myself into a better mood!  I swear I did!  And I succeeded for little bits at a time.  But tiredness is not conducive to a happy day for me.

So I'm going to bed! :-)


  1. Praying that your rest tonight will be beneficial and restorative. We all have days like that, all we can do is deal with each hour, or even every minute the best we can. Try to find the positives in each situation, there is always one...God bless.

  2. A lack of sleep, especially over a longer period of time (ie throughout the week) is definitely a trigger for most people. I wonder if maybe when you have those days, you need to say to yourself that "today is a grey day and i'm not gonna feel great and thats okay. It's okay if I wanna have a cry, its okay if I don't meet Mother of the Year today, its okay if I feel crap." Maybe instead of fighting the awful feelings, you just accept them for what they are and then you might even find that you don't feel so bad afterall.

    Love you miss xo