Post # 1
Come on Bees! I can’t be the only one up this late!
Does anyone else have trouble sleeping? I just can’t help it. At night, when I’m lying in bed trying to go to sleep, my mind just races. I can’t control it. I start thinking about all the things I need to do. Pay this bill, pay that bill, how am I going to start getting out of debt? Taxes on the house are due in November and I’m 1k short, will they take my house from me??
Anyone have any suggestions on how I can just RELAX?!
Post # 3
pick up a hobby!!! i have the same problems ahhhh!! it doesnt help i work 1 to midnight every day at allstate. and the stress of that job, plus planning the wedding, paying bills, taking care of my 2 older sisters, there kids, my fiance, all the household chores and everythign are really tiresing and stressful. so i have now recently started making cakes. and oh my gosh i get so wrapped into it i forget about all the other stuff and i love it!!!!
Post # 4
@Young.love:This is horrible advice…but when I can’t sleep I take a shot of Crown and take a hot shower then cuddle up with the boy….(Bad advice being the alcohol.)
Do you keep a journal? Writing in one helps me relax.
Sleepytime Tea by Celestial Seasonings is awesome too!
Post # 6
I’m up, but it’s only 9:45 on the west coast. I’m not nearly cool enough to be up until 1230 on a work night.
If I have trouble sleeping, I’ll try to lay there for about 20 minutes, after that I just get up and go do something else, and try again when I feel ready. Sometimes a cup of hot milk works. Sometimes I watch the food network and fall asleep on the couch. I find the food network to be just the right mix of not annoying, but not too stimulating that you feel like you have to stay up to the end of every show.
Post # 7
Well its nearly 3pm where I am so definately not bed time, but I always find reading helps – and particularly something challenging like Dickens! He always puts me to sleep!
Post # 8
normally I would be in bed, but one last homework assignment is keeping me up. I say you have to just cut your mind off. It used to take me over 2 hours to go to sleep and then I would toss and turn because I had to plan my next day. As hokey as this sounds, I make sleep one of the most enjoyable things in my life. I had to tell my mind to SHUT UP and leave me alone so I can get my beauty sleep. My bills will be there tomorrow so I don’t want them interrupting MY time.
Of course I am saying this at almost midnight, but normally it takes me less than half an hour to go to sleep.
Post # 9
yea i have trouble sleeping…. i start thinking about wedding stuff and im awake for hours! so here i am…. its 1250 right now 🙁 im sure i wont fall asleep till around 3… then up at 730 for class! ugh!
Post # 10
another west coaster here, so not late at all, though i am sleepy.
usually when i can’t sleep, i’ll turn on the tv. for some reason that active part of my mind will pay attention to the sound and allow the rest of me to fall asleep.
sometimes though, i write down what i’m thinking of, since i usually make mental lists of what needs to be done and then i’m out like a light. you can always try that!
Post # 11
I usually end up turning on the TV and conking out on the couch. Problem is SO is starting to find this insulting! LOL! He says he’s tired of waking up in the morning for work and finding me on the couh =( I feel bad for him, but I TV seems to be the only thing that helps!
Post # 12
It’s 12:15 here and I’m still up. I like my job less and less every day so right now I am just not feeling the sleep. Boyfriend or Best Friend hates when I come to bed later though cause I always give him kisses and sometimes it wakes him up oops
Post # 13
I am more than up and will be for a few hours yet, totally a night owl. Don’t worry about the taxes, just call them in advance and you should be able to make payment arrangements. They only place leans on the homes after the lack of contact for such a period of time. I am suprised that you do not have the tax money in your equity account.
@Young.love: I do the same thing an the FH always pouts about it, but he has kind of starting to accepted that we are on two different sleep schedules. Although, it has taken five years.
Post # 14
@tksjewelry: Well, it’s kind of a strange situation with the house. I have been VERY blessed with an awesome family, and my mother sold her house, moved in with my ill grandmother, and bought MY house in cash. So there is no mortgage or anything. Im just responsible for the taxes, HOA, utilities, things like that.
Post # 15
I hope you find a solution. I can usually sleep, unless I’m stressed. But your stressed,so I say take a sip of something. That may help. I don’t drink like I used to, but if I drink some wine, well, ok, a bottle,LMAO, it’ll knock me out. I also say trying working on some hobbies that late. At least you’ll have accomplished some things. Research is always good! I know you said you are $1k short, not sure on if they’ll take it yet, but I’d call and see. I’d say try to save up as much from your paychecks or paycheck this month and get some together.
Yes, you are very blessed! I’ll buy my house offically on Monday(FINALLY after switching realtors) and I’m in the same situation as you, with just having to paying the things you listed and it’s already making me nervous. Not that we don’t have the money to pay it, it’s just stressful when it’s PROPERTY TAX, not just some phone bill or some. It’s big. But a good big.:)