This week includes a visit from the recently married Swedish Crown Princess Victoria and her Prince Daniel Westling, as well as the opening of Shanghai International Jazz Festival, Rolex Master Tennis Games, preparations for Shanghai Fashion Week (that kicks of on Oct 20), Finnish fashion events, dinners, mingle, cocktail receptions and you name it. I promise to try and become a better person if I survive this all.
Survive? What? –you might think, but yeah, the thing is that the recent hectic travelling schedule of mine has managed to mess up my sleeping patterns completely. I’ve had troubles sleeping for quite a while (basically since I moved to China), but for the last month or so it’s been on the verge of unbearable. Last week I slept two out of five nights. The other five nights were spent tossing and turning, counting the hours until I had to get up. I try not to panic about it, as I know it makes it all worse, but it's hard, and nowadays I sometimes catch myself thinking "I bet tonight I'm not going to be able to fall asleep" even before I go to bed. Ahhhhrg!
I’ve tried a fair bit of things: no coffee after 9am, no tea, no coke, no late dinners, exercising myself tired, reading before sleep, deep yoga breaths in order to calm down, and last week I even turned to some herbal sleeping pills, but they did nothing to me. So, in case some of you are sitting on some kind of magic sleeping cure, I’d be delighted to take part. I need my hours of rest this week more than ever (however, don't say "drink warm milk" because the taste of milk makes me feel like vomiting. I cannot handle anything else but soy products these days).