Daily Prompt: Snack

I’m sitting here in my car in the parking lot at work looking at today’s daily prompt wondering what it prompts me to write.

I arrive at work early. well, I leave the house early to avoid being caught in traffic. It’s amazing how leaving the house 5 minutes later makes such a big difference in traffic. If I leave the house later than 7:15am, I will be late. And if I leave about 7:10am, I arrive 25 minutes early. It’s pretty amazing!

But back to snack. What’s been on my mind lately is how to adjust my eating habits so that what I eat supports my sleep. I’m discovering new (to me) snacks that support sleep. A couple snack ideas are pretzels and corn chips. These snacks have a high glycemic index which raise your insulin levels which somehow helps you drop off at night. I’m still not clear on when is the best time to have this snacks..a few hours before sleep? when I’m not able to sleep? When I awake in the night?

So I’m doing a lot of research because I am determined to sleep better. 


New Priorities

The solstice was just a couple of days ago. I took the time to check in with where I am with my goals and resolutions for the year. 

I’ve made some progress but I also realized that more than anything else, I really need to work on self care. My sleep sucks. I am consistently sleep deprived and fatigued which just seeps into every aspect of my life. 

I am rearranging my priorities and committing to them. For a while, my focus is:-

  • Better sleep habits
  • Positive affirmations
  • Visualizations
  • Healthy food choices
  • Emotional well-being


    Insomnia Diaries, Day..

    I’ve lost count. My sleep goes in and out and I’m still working to improve my sleep. Last night, I went to bed early and just rested. I fell asleep about 10pm and slept till almost 2am. I then stayed up till maybe 5 though I’m not sure. And then fell asleep since I had the day off. 

    Even though my sleep was broken, I woke up energized. And I’ve totally kicked butt today. 

    ✅Walk neighbor’s dog

    ✅Water gardens


    ✅Run errands

    ✅Do some cleaning

    ✅Cook for the week

    Now I’m exhausted. Folding laundry and getting ready to go watch Wonder Woman again..yes, it’s that good! 

    Plus being out the house will help me adjust my time better. My new work schedule begins tomorrow. I don’t want to go to bed too early today


    I am actually sleeping! For the past 3 days in a row I have slept on average 5-6 hours a night!! And I’m totally beside myself. I wake up and cannot believe I slept through the night. 

    It’s an amazing feeling. I want to continue sleeping soundly and waking up feeling rested and refreshed.

    I don’t know what I’m doing right or what exactly is working. (Personally, I suspect it’s #7😂).
    Well, here’s the list of changes I have been making as part of improving my sleep.

    1. Limiting my time on social media, particularly FB. It is such a time waster. I’d rather spend time reading the blogs on here. I had set a tech alarm but never followed it. Now I do. No FB after 8pm.

    2. Neuro sleep water. This was recommended to me by a co-worker. It contains melatonin and other sleep supplements. Melatonin typically gives me a headache so I don’t take it everyday.

    3. Guided visualizations and affirmations. These are helping me quiet my often negative mind. I tend to obsess over past mistakes and decisions. And these affirmations are helping me focus on the positive more and to quiet my mind.

    4. Sleeping with the AC on. I have a window unit that I usually used to cool the room then I’d turn it off. I’ve started leaving it on and I noticed immediately I’m tossing and turning less. Is it the coolness in the room or having some background noise? I’m not sure.

    5. Aromatherapy. My bath gel, lotions, candles and room spray are all supposed to help with sleep.

    6. I have dinner very early. By the time I’m going to bed, my stomach is pretty empty.

    7. Chocolate. I’ve started taking a handful of chocolate. The cadbury and other imported kind. I break them into little cubes and have them with my night cap. This is the only exception I make as far as eating after dinner.

    And I’m sleeping! So I’ll continue doing these things.