My life in Korea, take two, is developing slowly but surely. Thus far, it has, in all ways except one, far exceeded expectations. I'm happy, and generally very satisfied.
There is one big issue, though, that I just don't know how to deal with. I can't sleep, hardly at all. My work schedule allows me to sleep in past noon most days if I want, but if I haven't had any alcohol, I just lie awake in bed for hours and hours. It doesn't matter what I've done that day- if I went running to the point of exhaustion, if I've had coffee or not, if I've worked out or been busy all day long or whatever. I just can't sleep.
My alcohol consumption worries me now and then so I don't drink much- I try to keep it to light, social drinking no more than twice a week, a goal I've for the most part maintained. It usually affects my sleep cycles as well, and I want to develop something natural and more habit-based.
But I don't know how to do it. I feel pretty satisfied with the progress I've made lately, and even seem to have stumbled on some potential friends. I work and enjoy it, I study and I enjoy it, and I work out and enjoy it. I have a lot of leisure time and can daily enjoy my beloved Korean food.
So why can't I sleep? Once again, I sat in bed wishing for sleep for hours last night before finally getting out of bed frustrated. This is the third night this week that I couldn't sleep a wink, and today I'm teaching. My body is growing exhausted, and I am taking a break from the exercises to keep from stringing myself out too much.
What am I doing wrong? I just want to sleep.