Are you in the habit of staying up too late? Do you get caught up in mindless social media scrolling, binging on Netflix, or working on into the night even when you know you have to be up early?
It's that time of year when the clocks go back an hour and a perfect chance to get into the habit of getting to bed earlier.
Join the ‘GET TO BED EARLIER CHALLENGE’!
Quality sleep is the number one way to feel better physically and emotionally. The earlier you go to bed, the better chance you have of getting all the sleep you need. If you're not going to bed until near midnight and your alarm is set for 6.30am, you've already made it impossible to have eight full hours of sleep, which is the average recommended amount for adults. Yes, everyone is different and some people need more or less sleep than this. Become more intentional and aware and you'll learn what your ideal number of hours of sleep per night is.
Sleep, Glorious Sleep!
- Experiment with sleep times until you know how many hours of sleep you need to feel like your best self.
- Determine what time you will need to turn the lights out based on what time you need to be up the next morning.
- Set ‘winding down time’ reminder to go off each evening to prompt you to turn off the tech and go brush your teeth, wash your face, etc.
- Create some lovely before-bed rituals to look forward to, such as a candle-lit bath, meditation, Yoga Nidra, or climbing into bed with a good book.
My bed is my sanctuary and a place I absolutely love to crawl into. I've given myself a 'no tech after 10' rule on weeknights to make sure I don't get caught in the trap of endlessly scrolling social media. I'm far more happy and productive the following day when I get to bed earlier. I also use my Dream Journal for exploring my dream world and tapping into my intuition.
If I don't get my optimum sleep, I’m operating substandard, feeling fuzzy-headed, unfocused, lethargic and irritable. The voice in my head becomes negative towards myself and others. I lack motivation. I lose my resolve and surrender to cravings and bad habits. I feel more emotional and sensitive, and I take it out on those I love the most.
I'm normally very good about getting to bed on time, but like anyone, I fall into poor habits and need to press the reset button ever so often.
That's why I've created the GET TO BED EARLIER CHALLENGE! Are you with me on this?
If you’re in the early days of motherhood or have a child who wakes in the night, you’ll need to find ways to rest more, get some help and let go of thinking you can achieve all that you want to in a single day. Be extra kind to yourself and have faith that this phase will pass.
This challenge is designed for those with self-inflicted sleep deprivation. Anyone who stays up too late even though they know they have to be up early.
I'm not here to tell you what time you need to get to bed and I won't be tucking you in or reading you a bedtime story. I'm providing the inspiration and motivation to figure this out for yourself. YOU are the expert of you and know how much sleep you need to be your best self the following day. When you sign up for the free challenge, you'll be sent all that you need to get started on whichever night you decide is best for you. (Why not make it tonight?)
Show yourself some love and get into healthy sleep habits - join the FREE Get To Bed Earlier Challenge here.
In the comments below, tell me how many hours of sleep you ideally need to feel your optimum best. How many hours are you actually getting? Do you get to bed too late? What are your nighttime time-sucks?