“First we form habits, then they form us. Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you.” Dr. Rob Gilbert
Are you reinforcing habits that no longer serve you? I didn’t think I was until I woke up this morning and realized that I was tired – and that I was tired yesterday and the day before too. Hmm. Physically, I’m fine. I’ve had a check-up pretty recently and my health is great.
My sleep patterns however are in serious need of a make-over. There have been way too many nights in my life where I go to bed at two in the morning and have to wake up at 5:30. I’ve been this way my entire life. The only difference is that when I was younger, I could get by on a few hours of sleep and wake up feeling refreshed. Now, not so much.
I’ve told myself and anyone who’s questioned my sanity that I’m both a night owl and morning person. The reality is that while I may be – my body is starting to rebel. It’s new for me to wake up feeling tired. It’s not low iron (which I have and take supplements for), it’s not diet or exercise, I have a very healthy lifestyle. My body is finally telling me “enough”.
For years, I’ve trained myself to believe that I didn’t need much sleep, that it didn’t affect me, and that I was much more productive sleeping as little as possible. I’ve decided that I really don’t like the way I feel when I don’t get enough sleep, and it’s time to do something about it. As I type this, I peek over to the bottom right of my screen. The clock reads 10:27 p.m. typically; this is when my second wind begins. Tonight however, it’s when I will start to wind down.
Is there anything in your life that’s become a habit that no longer serves you? What are you doing to change it? I’d love to know!by