15 Apr

About the best way I can cope - more sleep

Another week another blog post, I’m finding it keeps me getting completely frustrated with life so probably an important part of the process.

It’s becoming pretty evident that there are two really important factors that help keep my depression and anxiety under control. They’re helping but I’m still struggling on a daily basis. Things are very slowly starting to get a little better but it’s a long road yet.

1) Excercise, everyday – preferably in the morning before work and if possible for around an hour. It takes that long for my brain to calm down properly sometimes and it get’s me tired enough that I can sleep later in the day…

2) Sleep, at least 8 hours a night. If I don’t get 8 hours for more than a day or two I go downhill fast. I also need a proper lie-in and some downtime once a week when I can get up when I feel like it and not because I have to go to work.

So had a good chat with my boss during a work trip to London and we’ve come up with the following strategy. I’m going on to vaguely flexi-time. Core hours are 10-4 and then work a 7.5 hour day around those. We’re not to worry about timekeeping it all as long as I’m delivering and as it’s the quality of my thoughts that both my employer and myself are interested in then it makes sense for us all.

Hoping that this is really going help and it’ll fit round my work/training/coaching schedule and lead me to be calmer and more productive in all areas of my life.

Next step is finances, really not looking forward to that but I’ve been sticking my head in the sand for too long and it’s time to fire up excel and make a spreadsheet or two.

By for now…


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