For as long as I can remember, I have had trouble sleeping on Sunday nights. As I lay in bed, I keep mulling over what I have to do as soon as I get to school. Although I always make sure on Friday afternoon that I have everything I need on my desk for Monday morning, that preparation doesn’t seem to make much of a difference. I lay in bed and think about what I will do each day of the week.
Then I start thinking about problems that may change my plans (possible snow fall on Tuesday in Georgia once again!).
Then I start thinking about what will happen if the copy machines don’t work or if we run out of paper.
Then I start worrying about whether or not I have graded everything I was supposed to grade, or returning all of the emails I was supposed to return, or writing all of the recommendations I was supposed to write.
About that time, I’ll roll over in bed, look at the clock, and realize that if I don’t fall asleep quickly that I will not obtain sufficient sleep overnight.
Then, insomnia will seize me!
I only have these fears or concerns that prevent me from sleeping on Sunday nights, and as soon as vacation time rolls around, I sleep soundly on Sunday nights.
I just wish I could turn off the “school brain” on Sunday nights. Does anyone else have this problem?