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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. emoticon

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!
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Bonus! I just realized that getting 7 hours of sleep is also one of the team's goals!
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    I have literally slept for the last (2) days! I had an 8 day stint at work, hadn't had 2 days off in a row for over a month and I must have crashed and burned! By the time my days off together came, I had gotten sick, of course! And I have to say, I am almost recovered in record time and I attribute it all to the REST! It was so hard to ALLOW myself to do absolutely NOTHING for 2 days! I even took off my Fitbit! Which makes me feel naked! lol I sincerely hope you are successful in developing this new habit, it will do wonders for you!!

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    1874 days ago
    That MUST be hard! With some work, you will get better at getting some sleep.
    1875 days ago
    Wow, I can't imagine going on so little sleep. Yes, our deep sleep is imperative to healing and repairing our bodies. You are wise to work on better sleep hygiene. I'm interested to see your plan for devloping this habit. Will check back tomorrow.
    You can do this.
    1875 days ago
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