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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

30 minutes before turning in, take a 'shot' of grandma's medicine.

15 minutes before turning in make a list of the problems that must be solved.

6 hours lateer wake and write down those solutions that come in the night.

Mar 28, 2015 10:46 PM
Holleay Parcker - Spinnaker Realty - Serving Clients From Corolla to Hatteras
With 14 Yrs Experience in Outer Banks Real Estate

I take a few minutes at night before turning out the light to sit and reflect on the day, and what went RIGHT.  I'm looking for the positive aspects of the day, I'm looking to find the BEST of what happened.  

By the time it's lights out, I'm feeling pretty darned good!  And I sleep like a baby...

When I wake, I find myself in the same good-feeling place I was when I went to sleep, and that's a great way to start the day.

In the quiet of early morning hours is when I find the answers I'm looking for. More often than not, answers are whispered; they are rarely shouted.  You have to be able to hear the answer, and when you are wound up tight, you cannot hear them.

Lottie, we are back to the relax and chill conversation of yesterday.  :)  Trust that everything will unfold for you, and it will.  You don't have to try and wrestle it all to the ground.  Relax, enjoy your family, have a little fun.

When your mind is racing, it's usually with thoughts of worry, which are drowning out the answers you're looking for.

Hold steady. Be calm. Have fun! Things have a way of working themselves out. 

Mar 28, 2015 11:26 PM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Fun reading your responses. After 20 or so minutes, when I know I won't be going back to sleep, I get up. If it's around 4:00 AM, I get to work. If it's earlier and I've slept less than 4 hours, I'll enjoy Active Rain, a computer game, odds and ends---then fall asleep in the most amazing chair for a few hours. That's what I did last night.

Mar 29, 2015 01:41 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hi Lottie -- I can offer no solutions(although plenty of examples of the same thing occurring with me) but will check back to see if there are any answers that resonate with me.


Mar 29, 2015 01:07 AM
Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

Yes and Yes.  I tend to get up and do one of 2 things:  Make a handwritten note in my calendar for the day or just get it done at that moment.  Yes, some of my clients are wondering why in the world I would be working on their home search at 3 in the morning!  I just laugh and tell them they are very important and I don't want them to miss out.   So what if I go back to sleep and then respond later in the day.

Mar 29, 2015 12:11 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Toss and turn for 15 minutes then up and at my computer.  I stay out of the office and opt for the laptop normally. 

Mar 28, 2015 11:26 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I do... but I just make myself go back to sleep! In reality, it's not waking up very often that's the problem because my mind is racing, it's getting to sleep in the first place.

Mar 28, 2015 10:43 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I do not.

Jul 23, 2018 07:00 AM
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate Unlimited - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

I sleep late and wake up early. Inbetween, I really sleep!

Mar 22, 2018 11:35 PM
Michael Dagner
Brokers Guild Classic - Denver, CO
Your Denver Homes Realty Expert

Happens all the time, but I always have one of those small handheld recorders at bedside.  Never have trouble sleeping after making a quick voice note or two.

Apr 01, 2015 02:28 PM
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

Lottie, I just heard of a home remedy that should help you sleep through the night. Bananas are high in potassium but the majority of that is found in the peel. Leaving the peel on, cut the ends off a banana. Drop the banana with the peel into boiling water. Let steep for 8 minutes. Remove the banana. Add sugar or honey to the Banana Tea and drink. Potassium encourages Melatonin production in your brain which helps you sleep.

Mar 29, 2015 09:17 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

That use to happen to me. It was years ago when I was running around a lot and taking a lot of bank owned listings. I had to program my brain to shut down at night. I gave myself a talk saying it was all ok and everything could wait until the next day. 

Mar 29, 2015 08:50 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

once my head hits the pillow, I'm out like a light....

Mar 29, 2015 07:12 AM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

I keep a pad on my nightstand, with any thoughts that wake me up, once I write it down I can go back to sleep.

Mar 29, 2015 05:16 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not have that problem. Most of the time I sleep through the night.

Mar 29, 2015 05:05 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I used to do that all the time. Now I don't and haven't in years. I tend to stay up later and get things ready for the next day so I can sleep.

Mar 29, 2015 04:23 AM
JoAnn Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Georgetown, DE
Home Loans in Delaware

I write a note on a tablet on my nightstand to make sure I don't forget what it is I need to take care of in the morning. That way I don't need to obsess over it and can fall back to sleep. 

Mar 29, 2015 03:33 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

My son use to have night terrors when he was little and that is what I equate this to. My busy mind never rests, I just fear I forgot a page in an offer or I forgot to respond to or by the appropriate date or time. I just get up and check! Great question Lottie Kendall!!! 

Mar 29, 2015 03:13 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Lottie, I meditate ... it quiets my mind. 

Mar 29, 2015 03:01 AM
Cliff Keith
SF Bay Homes - Redwood City, CA
Redwood City Real Estate

I take my thumb and forefinger and rub the other thumb lenth-wise for 5 minutes. It take my mind off of what was keeping me awake and allows me to go back to sleep. I learn this technique in Yoga class.

"Do the best you can today and that is perfection for you." Betty Coleman, Yoga instructor.

Mar 29, 2015 02:51 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Get up and read.

Mar 29, 2015 02:20 AM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Lottie, I think it is common issue, we wake up to run errands.

Mar 29, 2015 01:54 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

Sometimes that happens. I am a big fan of melatonin...which helps me feel drowsy and drift off again. If it is early morning, sometimes I will just get up and start working.

Mar 29, 2015 01:48 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

OMG Lottie, we must be twins, lots going on, and yes 2 am is a common time of the night.   Wish there was a switch to shut it off!  

Mar 29, 2015 12:42 AM