Are you someone who feels like there’s not enough hours in the day to get the things you need to get done, done?
If so, are you:
➡️ Maximizing your time? (creating to-do lists and prioritizing tasks)
➡️ Waking up when you NEED to wake up to get things done?
➡️ Going to bed when you should to make sure you’re able to wake up?
If not, it’s time to look at your SLEEP SCHEDULE! 😴
Before I go any further, I wanna ask you…are you a bedtime procrastinator like me? LOL
According to researchers, this phenomenon is defined as “failing to go to bed at the intended time, while no external circumstances prevent a person from doing so.”
When we’re overwhelmed or stressed, our nights are ruled by 2 bedtimes.
1️⃣ The time we *claim* to go to bed
2️⃣ The time we ACTUALLY drift off
Bedtime procrastination is associated with insufficient sleep and/or lack of self-regulation.
Sooo...whenever my to-do list piles up and I feel overwhelmed by time getting away from me, my sleep schedule is the first thing I audit. 🗓
I make sure to bed at the time I *claim* to, and challenge myself to get up a tiny bit earlier than my usual “let’s sleep-in because I work for myself” time.
‼️ Listen, homie - full disclosure… I’m not someone who can wake up at 5am (I’m all about that beauty sleep)...
buuut, the goal is to shift around your sleep schedule so that you feel well rested and energized for the day ⤵️
I can scrape by waking up at 6 or 6:30am and it makes ALL the difference to the amount of time I feel I have to get shit done in my day.
This prevents you from feeling like you’ve wasted the day.
It’s enough of a challenge that you feel like you make a difference to your day when you nail it, and not too much that you’re walking around like a zombie all freakin day (nobody likes a grumpy zombie).
You wanna find this sweet spot!
✅ Tips: put the phone away at night (in a separate room), ✅ get a decent sleep and ✅ set yourself up with the intention for an easy, productive day by reminding yourself why you’re waking up earlier!
When was the last time you audited your sleep schedule?? 😱