So I can honestly tell you, I was mindful for my week long challenge of going to bed at 10 pm.
My challenge was to be in bed by 10 pm, not looking at my phone or reading but actually have my eyes closed on my pillow.
Well, life happened of course and there was one night where it was more like 11:30 pm that I went to bed.
But the other nights I can honestly tell you I was mindful and I was preparing myself so that I was in bed by 10 pm.
Was this an easy task as a mother of two toddlers and a busy husband? Nope. Did it feel good to wake up with another few hours of sleep behind me…YES!
So here are some thoughts:
-The to do list will always be there, but your health may not. Bag the “to-do” list by 9 or 9:30 pm and take a break so you can get some sleep
-Immunity boost-I feel like I usually catch every bug or virus that comes my way. It makes sense because I don’t get a lot of sleep so I don’t have a lot of fighting power. If you are sick of getting “sick” like me, try harder for that 10 pm curfew.
-Help your mind and emotions. I have always been super grumpy if I don’t get a lot of sleep. I try so hard to be cheerful when I am tired, but my patience struggles all day as I am dragging through my fatigue. So think of those around you and get some sleep so you are pleasant to be around.
-Life: Yes sometimes you can’t help but go to bed late because life happens. However, when you can control it and get to bed decently early…just do it.
The list goes on and on, but I can tell you that I am trying hard to make a conscious effort to get some sleep and go to bed before I’m completely worn out.
This will continue to be a challenge for me as I am a natural “night owl” but I’m a wannabe “morning person!”
Help me make that transition and join me in getting some rest.
I am sure this topic will continue to pop up, as it’s so very important to our health and well-being.
Until next time,