Again, it is 2:15 a.m. and I find myself watching videos on how to get up early in the morning. This has been a problem ever since I have gotten into high school. In the night, I set like 10 alarms to make sure I am not sleeping in. What happens? Of course I wake up at the last possible minute and I have to hurry to my appointments.
All of these nights I tell myself tomorrow will be different. From tomorrow on, I can magically get up and fight my sleepiness. Whether I sleep 7, 5, 4, or only 3 hours, I am going to make it. Did it happen? No it did not. 90 percent of the time I hit the snooze button and I stayed in bed until I really had to get up.
There was no time for a good breakfast or a 15 minute morning workout. The few times I managed to get up early in the morning, I did those things, but these rare occasions never lasted. I fell back to my old behavior.
Why do I want to get up early in the morning? There is so much to accomplish during the day, some much things to be thankful about, and I do not want to waste my time. I do not want to be in bed when I know I could be outside reaching new mental and physical levels.
Never Stop Trying
Today, I want to try again. Why should it be different this time? I wrote down routines. I wrote down one pre-bedtime routine and a post-bedtime routine. I will stick to these routines because I believe they can help me reach my sleeping goals. Also, I understand that change can take time. I might fail one day but if I stick to the routines, I will improve my sleep.
At the end, I do need sleep to have energy for a day. Therefore, it is impractical to only have about 4 hours of sleep. However, I want to find out how much sleep I really need. I have heard so many opinions on what is the right amount of sleep. Theretofore, I start slowly.
I will try to sleep about 6 hrs and 45 minutes a night. After a month, I will assess my level of activity and see how I am feeling. I truly believe great things will happen if I enjoy the process and live life to the fullest.
I put that on my Site to track my process. I want to write down what waking up early in the morning is doing to me. I want to share beautiful thoughts and images.
Thank you for reading.