My roommate and I agreed that we both needed more sleep. We are going to turn off the T.V. earlier and then we are going to fall asleep sooner. 5 months ago
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I try very hard to get more sleep. It’s impossible for me. I work at night because our clients work in a different timezone so I tend to sleep during the day. Although I sometimes hit 12 hours of sleep, it seems that it’s never enough. I guess I should focus on the quality rather than the quality of sleep. I’ve bought comfortable pajamas, an eyemask and even a spray to help induce sleep but it’s not really working. When my head hits the pillow, thoughts run around in circles before I finally fall asleep out of exhaustion. Now, I’m beginning to think that I should start meditating or praying to put myself in a calmer state of mind. I shouldn’t be so hard on myself after a rigorous work day… Right? Even on weekends, I tend to forget that I’m supposed to sleep! Hahaha! I should change this. I should focus on getting more rest. :) 6 months ago
from 1:15 to 6:45. Not good. That after a lousy sleep on Sunday night. 7 months ago
Have been trying to regulate the timings for my sleep… Hope it works… Fingers crossed. 7 months ago
last night. I got at least 8 hours, even taking into account the periods that Moxie woke me up to go out or just have some attention. The thing is, we were clearly exhausted, both way behind on sleep for a week. My wife has taken to sleeping upstairs when she wants undisturbed rest. The trouble with this is, when I’m awakened early early in the morning or late at night, I’m on auto-pilot and after taking care of the dogs, usually go find her, with Moxie yapping and bouncing around not far behind me, waking up my poor wife, who has trouble getting back to sleep.
The solution is for Moxie to have one chance to sleep with us on the bed. After she awakens me or my wife, she goes outside for a bit and then is off to her crate for the rest of the night.
She’s such a cuddly and affectionate little beast, most of the time, we hate to crate her. So we have to get over that. 8 months ago
One of the main reasons I was having problems to find time to sleep was the fact I wanted to do way too many things at the same time. It is so difficult to bite off more than one can chew!
I have discovered the pomodoro technique a few weeks ago, and I have been using it. It is a funny and easy way to do focus on the things you really want to do, instead of letting your mind jumping from one task to another, losing a lot of time in the middle (for example checking useless information).
This technique is basically about dividing (or grouping) the tasks in chunks of 25 minutes, which is called a pomodoro. A pomodoro is indivisible, it cannot be stopped once it has started. If you finish your task earlier, then you just use the extra time to improve what you have done. But you are not allowed to do anything else within those 25 minutes. And, actually, anyone is able to really focus on one task for just 25 minutes, isn’t it right?
Then, I make my list of things I want to do before early in the day, and check it again some hours before going to sleep. Often it happens that I would need hours and hours, but I just have two or three left. So I have to choose. Then, I decide what is most important, leaving the other things for another day. At that point, I program the last pomodoros, and when I finish, I just go to sleep. This way, I do not use up all my time from one thing to another until 3:00 am.
You have the whole book for free on the link above explaining all the details. 8 months ago