I mentioned in my spring goals recently that I want 7.5 hours of sleep each night. and I can honestly report back + say, since march 20th I’ve only missed that one night.
but it’s never as easy as just “going to bed”. there must be a routine.
firstly, I have a jawbone UP fitness band, that I wear daily, mostly because of the sleep tracker. it measures my total sleep each night, including deep + light sleep. as well as how long it took me to fall asleep, and if I woke up at all during the night. it can even wake me up in the morning.
everything I do to “get ready for bed” is either to help me fall asleep faster or to help me wake up refreshed.
• aromatherapy pillow mist.
• clean face [wash + moisturize] + teeth.
• check your alarm twice, for peace of mind. [there’s nothing worse than waking up in the middle of the night, thinking “did I set my alarm?”].
• get 7+ hours. you’re going to go to sleep feeling good about the next day & wake up well rested.
• and if you have time before bed, read a book. it’s truly the best way to unwind.
one last thing: try to wake up at the same time every single day [except the weekends, I just can’t]. my alarm clock is set for 6:33AM every day. even though during the week, my in-times at work fluctuate between 8AM and 10AM.
happy hump day!
P.S. last night I got 8h 4m of sleep. and I’m feeling pretty good about today.
occasionally the mid-point of the week has you on the downhill slide to friday. but we all have those weeks when getting out of bed feels equivalent to running a marathon [without training].
for those days, like today, let’s daydream about comfy pajamas ..
all under $13.
‘I need coffee‘ tee. // ‘be nice or you’ll end up on my blog‘ set. // ‘coffee is my lover‘ set. // ‘oui, oui, oui‘ tee.
as if bedtime isn’t splendid enough .. have a glass of hot sleepy-time tea, put on your comfiest pajamas, and read yourself to sleep.
[now that we know exactly where I want to be this hump day ..]
change isn’t always a bad thing. occasionally it can help you learn a bit about yourself.
something old // something new // something undiscovered.
• old: I thrive on being busy.
• new: I love early mornings.
• undiscovered: where I’m going to fit a workout into my daily routine.
I just entered my 4th week at my full-time position. but what you may not have known, I also have a part-time job [saturday’s + sunday’s] as a waitress. [it’s become a “money for the wedding” job]. in addition, to time spent blogging. not to mention, there is apparently a wedding I should be ‘actively’ planning? and a gym I should be visiting for said-wedding. all the while getting 7 to 8 hours of sleep. lofty goals much?
I am still working out the kinks in my new routine. please bare with me.
I intend to be
successfully juggling it all very shortly.
as for the workout portion of my routine, I’m thinking that’ll be the newest addition to my mornings.
[*editor’s note: I think I can, I think I can].
my motto should be: don’t get overwhelmed; get iced coffee and do more.