Blogging and (not) Sleeping / by Nigel Rumsey

Pen and Notebook, Tate Modern, London

For some time I’ve wanted to blog more. I used to write regularly, and although I don’t find it easy, I do enjoy it. Like everything it needs to become a habit, if you fall out of the habit, it’s tough to restart.

Bizarrely the impetus I need may have come in my difficulty sleeping. Apparently, one of the keys to getting a good night's sleep is 'sleep hygiene' - going to bed at the same time each night, no reading in bed, then getting up at the same time in the morning.

During the week I get up just before 6 am to take my wife to the local station. My new hygienic approach to sleep means I need to be up by 6 am every day - although weekends may be tough! I usually go for a walk after I’ve dropped my wife off, but after that, until I need to do some work my time is my own.

The plan is to write a little each day and to publish at least one blog post each week, so watch this space. You can be the judge of how that goes.

Have a great week.