Springing into sleep!
Saturday, March 02, 2013
The 5% team’s challenge of the week is to develop a new habit, and blog about it on a daily basis. They ask the following questions:
1) What new habit you wish to develop?
2) How will you do that?
3) What are you doing to encourage yourself and keep on track?
4) How are you doing day by day?
5) What can you improve upon?
6) Do you need some motivation or advice? Ask for it!
7) Anything else you would like to share with your Team
So, what new habit do I want to develop? It immediately sprang to mind – sleep! You would think the sleeping would be automatic enough, but with me, not so much. I’ve never been a good sleeper, have always been a nightowl. Sometimes I night I am 100% more alert than I am in the day even if I haven’t slept at all! For the longest time, if I would fall asleep at 10:50 pm and wake up at 11:10 pm, I would be awake all night. That's getting a bit better, but not by much. What's more, lately I am often wide awake then fall asleep on the sofa, only to wake up around 2:00 a.m. and not fall back asleep.
That has got to change. It’s hard on my body, and I am not getting the healing time of sleep. Did you know that much of our healing is done as we sleep? So that’s the habit for this week and beyond – sleeping! By the time Spring comes, I will have been into it nearly three weeks and it will have become a habit by then!
Bonus! I just realized that getting 7 hours of sleep is also one of the team's goals!