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get enough sleep

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Spatz has written 7 entries about this goal

Sleeping in

I think the secret for me is consistency – going to bed at a reasonable hour (reasonable being 10pm during the work week), relaxing after work (no work emails or calls after 6pm), and a better and healthier diet.
Of course, there are days I wake up 3 times, but I’m consistently getting more than 7 hours of sleep.

I think I can declare this goal done!



Dream on

So far, the “going to bed at 10pm” part is going fine.
I sometimes find myself reading too long – not sleeping at 10.30 – but it’s not soo bad.
What’s bad is I still don’t sleep through the night. I’ll wake one or two times, mostly at 3 or 4am.
I’ll have to dig out my trusty excel sheet and record my sleep habits better!



Working on a dream

I sleep quite well now, and if I manage to get my mind of work and health problems, I even sleep through the night.

Now I’m working on my going to bed time. I try to be in bed at 10pm and read a little so I’m going to sleep at 10:30.

It’s rather hard to get used to this plan!



Getting better

What is helping me here is:

  • A nice spreadsheet Forester321 sent me to track what influences my sleep
  • No late night snacking, especially not on salty things like chips
  • Setting my intention to wake up at a time and not sooner
  • Finishing my day with something positive otherwise it will haunt me at night
  • No reading work emails at home in the evening
  • My yoga teachers mantra – “everything has been done. There’s nothing to be done right now.” (roughly translated).

Now I just have to go to bed at a reasonable hour :-)

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Try again

I’ve got a cold, not bad but my sinuses are bothering me.

That messes up me sleep schedule like crazy.

Cough, sniff, whine.

At least I got some sleep.

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Small discovery

2nd time of waking up at 6, this time after 7.5 hours!

I still feel very tired. Seems I have a lot of sleep to catch up :)

What I discovered:
  • I need to finish my workday with something positive otherwise it will haunt me at night
  • No reading work emails at home. I tend to make mountains out of molehills.
  • What helped: the mantra my yoga teacher uses – “everything has been done. There’s nothing to be done right now.” (roughly translated).


Sleep more? Better?

I just noticed this goal in Ks post.
That got me thinking.

I fall asleep the minute the lights are turned off.
And as I wake up every day at approximately the same time, I don’t think that I really get enough sleep.

I have no idea how many hours I sleep a day.

Seems like something to work on …

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