I’ve been going to sleep later. I’m typically in bed by 10:30 pm. and I’ve wanted for a long time to get that down to 9:00 so I can do some writing before I log in for work. But I’ve been slipping up and going later and later. Last night I didn’t go to bed until midnight. That, my friend, is a problem. So, I wanted to investigate why.
Because I track my habits, it didn’t take long for me to see what changed over the past couple of weeks. It turns out that it there were simple things– I stopped logging in my successes at the end of the day and my minutes walking per week decreased significantly. The thing is, I love both of these activities.
I enjoy walking and it has been a great stress releiver. Somewhere along the line, though, I stopped prioritzing them. Don’t get me wrong. I was still able to get in the recommended 150 minutes per week and I was still losing weight.
As for my end-of-day success list, I didn’t think it was important. I had my done calendars with my stickers. Did it really matter that the last thing I thought of before sleeping was writing at least 4 things I was proud of? Apparently.
The rule I have is that when I stop sleeping well, I need to evaluate what’s going on. I may think that things are going all right, but they are obviously not.
Time to rearrange the schedule. Anyone else have a wellness red flag? Sometimes we think we’re doing better than we are.
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