I’ve been making an effort to consistently sleep a little more, lately. Between playing rehearsals and gigs, teaching trumpet lessons, making YouTube videos, running my social media, and the myriad other things that fill each day, it’s easy to let it slip. It had become habit to regularly only sleep 5 hours a night, at most.
While I was trying to recover from the jet lag associated with my recent trip to Abu Dhabi, I really tried to sleep more than that. I was, honestly, exhausted. What has been noticeable is how much more productive I’ve been during the days since, which have generally still been pretty long.
With that being said, there are still clusters of days where there is lots to do, to get ahead of the upcoming schedule, and sleep has to slide a little. The last few have been that way. I had hoped to be finished and in bed an hour ago, as I have to get up at 5am to go to the airport – tomorrow is an out-of-town gig day. Writing something here was the last remaining thing on my to-do list. I enjoy the satisfaction of crossing everything off that.
Time to post this, and go close my eyes. I really should be sleeping…