Ugh. So many things in my life feel off, particularly today. My sleep schedule is off. My eating schedule is off. My workout schedule is off. My work schedule is off. And as a result, I feel off.
How did things get so off track? I mean I am a person who thrives on structure. Thankfully, even in the midst of my schedule being off, I’m still on track with my organization or I wouldn’t be able to survive. But I’m concerned that so many pieces are not in sync.
I feel like a great place to start would be making better choices. First up on the list of changes would be my sleep schedule. I once interviewed a doctor for an article about getting proper rest and he said practicing sleep hygiene is key. That essentially means waking up every morning at the same time and going to bed at the same time every day—even on weekends. This sets up your body clock so that you probably won’t even need an alarm clock to rise in the morning. And you will better to be able to execute throughout the day once you establish this pattern.
I’ll have to determine what my ideal day looks like and the best start time and work backward from there to determine the best bedtime. But at least I have a plan. And I am looking forward to getting back on track.