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The Two S's: Spending & Sleeping

August 2nd, 2015 at 04:19 am

"It's a well-known fact that as soon as one area of your life comes together, the other starts to fall apart "

I think Bridget Jones said that and I'm beginning to think she has a point.

One area I'm having problems with, the other is going just fine.

I've not properly been keeping track of spending like I was doing a few months ago. I like to think I've got certain categories sorted such as debt repayment and groceries. It's the little things like impulse buys and gifts that get me sometimes. However, I haven't put anything on a credit card so I'm declaring this area a success. I must be doing something right. Mind you I've not touched my card in years so that's probably not the best way to measure it.

As for sleeping, well that's a whole other story. I keep waking up really early. In the past I would have put that down to stressing about debt but I'm not. I've got no idea, I just hope it sorts itself out soon. Early morning tv isn't fun. And everyone else is asleep.

Today I paid two weeks worth of rent. That should be my only spending today. I'll write a shopping list soon for next week soon to limit impulse buys.

Its almost time for some more mother-daughter time. I'm thinking we'll bake this time.

9 Responses to “The Two S's: Spending & Sleeping”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    I have sleep issues, too, though I'm doing better in retirement. Can you use the early morning time to quietly get some things done and skip the TV? You might at least feel somewhat productive!

  2. VS_ozgirl Says:

    I have been waking up really early too! Today 3.40am. Unfortunately I flicked over onto a really funny show so woke up B with my giggling. But I usually try to watch boring stuff to fall back asleep. Or surf the usual websites and try to get tired. Sometimes it works. Today it did - I fell asleep after an hour or so, and then woke up an hour or so later. No drama. If I really can't get back to sleep, I just get up and have a nap when I can (as in I don't normally nap but I force myself to when I'm up super early). The main thing is to try to measure somehow that you're getting your regular number of hours sleep a night, or not too far off it. That way you can bounce back super quick. Hoping you sleep through the night tonight!

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Sleep is so important. Definitely seek help if you feel it has gone on too long. Wishing you a good nights sleep very soon. I'd try a book rather than tv, since any kind of screen time is stimulating to the brain.

  4. scottish girl Says:

    @ CB: i might try
    @VS: me too!
    @Ccf: i think i will try a book if it happens again

  5. ceejay74 Says:

    I'm thinking I need to start trying books instead of video as well; it used to work like a charm but now TV just gives me a very fitful sleep when I've got insomnia.

  6. My English Castle Says:

    Books are the best! I need fiction to sleep.

  7. DecisiveParadox Says:

    When you become a parent, you trade deep, blissful sleep for the "privilege" of having kids!

  8. scottish girl Says:

    That's true DP!

  9. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I feel your pain SG about sleep .. I've been having some really bad sleep issues the past 5 weeks or so. It's definitely not been helping with my mood/attitude towards things. Frown

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