If it’s midnight and I’m not in bed yet, something is terribly wrong. I’m still trying to hit my stride, but I’ve conquered the habit and that’s the worst part to break. Hopefully I won’t need to re-add this goal…. ever….
olivepeople has written 7 entries about this goal
... Hmmm, let’s say that if I’ve generally continued in the right direction by July 1st, I’ll count this one as done.
... from my trip last week. So I get tired sooner, to bed earlier, and get up earlier…. I need to keep this up I think!
... and get serious about this one again.
Get off the computer is step 1. Stay away from the TV is step 2. And step 3 is GO TO BED! LOL
I’m getting up in the mornings now and am really finding my sleep quality improving! :) BUT I’m still up too late. Such a crazy habit. The brain is very insistent on fitting more things before I go to bed. The brain still tells me that midnight is not too late to start working on something. The brain is wrong… by that time I’m exhausted.
I need a “go to be earlier” goal. That’s what this is… go to bed earlier!! My body need a little more sleep everyday. This goal has become absolutely essential!
If anything I might be working myself away from this goal. That’s not so cool. I just seem to have this pre-disposition (a cultivated one, perhaps) to staying up, to working or whatever-ing at night. It’s really also a “stop sleeping in” or “get up earlier” goal that I might also need to adopt. Some kind of joint goal effort maybe will help? sigh
Well, since I’ve been struggling with my health lately, one might think that this goal would naturally and easily fall into line.
It’s been as much of a battle as ever, but some of it isn’t my fault which allows me to be a little easy on myself. Occasionally I have an “insomnia” night where it is so hard to fall asleep, even if I’m exhausted. Usually these nights aren’t too severe, and thankfully aren’t terribly frequent.Other than that, here is what I’ve been learning/trying to put into place:
- just say ‘no’: I have found a pretty convincing trend that says late night computer-y stuff is not a good plan if I actually want to sleep. Even though I’ve been out of school for a while now, late night coding and essay writing was a normal event so it’s still a habit and curse that I must break!
- no news is good news: I watch the news a lot more than I used to, but upsetting news stories or reports get me wound up, so if I’m gonna watch late, I’d better “schedule” in enough time to calm down so I can sleep!
- earlier is better: ‘nuff said. (duh to me!)