The tag “sleeping well” for this post is a misnomer. As is the tag “new habits”.
I don’t sleep well. And my attempts to fix this are not really new.
I don’t know why I sabotage myself. Falling asleep on the lounge. Waking up and then going to bed and not being able to sleep. Staying up watching crap on the tele. Surfing the Net which often involves looking at the same blogs again and again, in the hope new posts have been added. Avoiding doing my evening jobs, until I am so tired I can’t get off the lounge to do them and need a nap before I can. Seriously!!!
I have managed to master the drink more water habit. And switching breakfast to a more healthier option has been successful. As has cutting down on biscuits and not eating white bread during the working week. And Pilates every week is going well. And I have been meeting my new challenges from the start of this year: decluttering an item a day and not buying clothes.
So why can’t I improve my sleep?
I am not going to add any new challenges until I have under control.
March will have a new focus. Break the brat that stays up late and avoids evening chores.
I will get ready for bed straight after dinner. I will get to bed by 11pm. I will not lie down on the lounge. I will not mindlessly leave the TV on.
Four weeks to eliminate obstacles; put on place positive triggers; and to exercise a bit of will power for what I know is good for me, enjoyable and restful. Four weeks to a new habit. To turning behaviour into routine.
Today’s decluttered item = bangles. I tidied up my jewellery drawer. I have a small collection of silver and costume jewellery. Time to look at what I like and what I wear! Out went a ring. I like it but I gave it to a friend who admired it. Out went a set of bangles. I liked them too. But they suit a younger person better so I gave them to a younger acquaintance. Opps! I didn’t take any photos. But here’s one solo costume bangle that is going in the bin. I don’t wear it so don’t need the clutter.