Question 3 about my new habit
Monday, March 04, 2013
By the time I'm done with this, I will have all of the answers in one blog!
This week's challenge - new habit and blog - 1 question per day. So, here are the questions for the challenge:
3) What are you doing to encourage yourself and keep on track?
Frankly, anytime that I get more than two hours is an encouragement! I'm not sure I can think of a reward for getting more sleep. However, I will say that getting more sleep is certainly an energy reward in itself! Thinking a little more clearly is also a reward. To track, I think I will go to the SP counter that measures energy and put my daily energy level there. That may give me a better idea of how well I'm doing!
2) How will you do that?
a) I can't do anything about my DH's habit of going to sleep with the tv on so I will wear a night mask to bed to keep out the light.
b) No nightcap before bed. This will also drop calories.
c) Melatonin so that my restless legs (fibromyalgia) and hot flashes (menopause) are minimized.
d) My DH has started wearing his wireless earphones to be so that I don't hear the tv and get caught up in whatever's on.
e) This is the hardest - go to bed by 11. I'm aiming for 6 hours of continuous sleep. Six hours is about where I feel right. Eight hours often gives me a headache. Frankly, anything is better than waking up every 1 -2 hours.
f) Oh, another hard thing. Establishing a real routine and doing it every night. That's what this is all about, right?
1) What new habit you wish to develop?
I need to sleep. I think sleep is a good thing. I have been having a hard time sleeping. So, sleeping through the night is a habit I would like to develop. I think it is a significant factor in the number of the things that is holding back my weight loss
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