I’ll be the first to admit that changes, even good ones, can easily throw me off track. Things can make me change my schedule, and when you’re like me and live off your schedule, it can seriously make you wonky.
On February 1st, my Mom and I brought home a new dog! She’s SO adorable, but needs a lot of training, and while I wouldn’t trade her for the world (did I mention that she’s cute?) my Mom and I have to rearrange our schedules for her. And that’s okay, but it means that I have to get into a new groove.
And that can take a lot of time.
Normally if I wake up early-ish, I just go to the bathroom (sorry, TMI, but it’s the truth) and then go back to sleep. But with her, I know that she needs to go to the bathroom, so I take her out at 7 am, and then we come back to go to sleep again. She falls asleep, I don’t. I just can’t. To be fair, she wipes me out and I fall asleep earlier with her, but I guess I’m just not used to the idea of being productive at 8 am…but maybe I need to give into the idea of it.
She also sleeps a lot after breakfast. I couldn’t tell you why…but she does. I’m usually still waking up, so besides eating my own breakfast, nothing really gets done, but I know that needs to change.
My Mom and I are crate training her and even though I didn’t want to put her into a crate right after she wakes up, she sleeps in my room, on a bed next to mine. But if all she does after breakfast is go to sleep, maybe doing an hour of crate training her wouldn’t be such a bad idea. Maybe I’ll try it…see if she barks or not.
I figure she’ll just fall asleep.
I also realize that she doesn’t rest as much in the afternoon because she takes a three hour nap after breakfast, so maybe I can get to play with me or something. I just wish that she slept throughout the day and not all in the morning. We’ll see what happens.
My new goal is to get my stuff done when she is just relaxing or in her crate…like now, for example. It’s taking me a while to get used to a new schedule, but for her…it’s worth it.
How do you adjust to schedule changes?