Tuesday, August 12

A Habit To Break

I have a confession to make. I have this compulsion that bugs me every night. I do not remember when this started but, now that it's interfering with my sleep, I feel alarmed. What happens is, for several nights now, my brain wakes me up from my REM sleep and commands me to get up and check my wallet. Once I see the our ATM cards and my credit card present in the pockets, I can go back to sleep again. Sometimes, I do not even bother to turn the lights on. Just to feel the cards is enough to make me feel secure. It's weird, no? Guess I'm just paranoid of credit card fraud and us losing money.

To control this compulsion, I had to make a reminder on my phone for me to check my wallet before lying down in bed. There were nights when I still got up to check even though I already did before lying down. Hopefully, one night at a time, this compulsion will stop and I will have a truly restful sleep.

1 sweet comments:

DigiscrapMom said...

i guess it's just one of the things you need to put on your to-do list before going to bed to complete your day. if only to make you feel better, i can't sleep without checking my phone and i usually wake up in the middle of the night checking for messages. i guess it's the same thing for you, only it's the ATM and other cards that you're checking.