Assuming you were impressed with my previous post and thought it’s a good idea to start getting up early than here is how I do it.
*This is not advice to change your habits- do as you please and fits you, I am not a coach/ therapist /any kind of doctor .just in case- here is my disclaimer:.discla
#1: I go to sleep early. as early as I want/can. this can mean 20:00 or even 19:00 sometimes, if i am extra tired and every one at home is good and happy and doesn’t need me.
#2: i don’t watch tv. well except for “the good fight” for professional reasons (and because i like Iuka ). this means i don’t spend my evenings like most people i know watching endless episodes of total s***.
#3: i put down my electronic devices at 18:00 -18:30, put them on “silent” and get a nice shower and ready for bed.
*I know some of the ideas on this post are of no use at all for parents of toddlers, but my youngest is a teen ager so this works for me. I do remember that even when my kids were young, getting them to bed at 20:00 on week days was a goal achieved many times.yes it did mean that they got up early but so did i so fine by me.
#4: I get to bed early and read a book.this calms me down and let’s me sleep quietly and easily.
I don’t mind people having all sorts of remarks on my sleeping habits, and I always tell them that unless they save a life/invent something useful/ create something unique / are having quality time with their spouse or children between 20:00 and 23:00 or whenever they go to sleep, they can keep their remarks to themselves.
When i ask people who comment on my sleeping hours what they do after 20:00 the answer 99% of the time the answer is “i watch tv/ i’m on social media”. well-i’m not, and i feel fine .