Sunday, January 17, 2016

Sleep better in 3 weeks

One of my resolutions is to exercise 4 to 6 times a week. From the last week of December until the second week of January, I exercised with free weights in the morning. These weights are very light at only 3 pounds so tomorrow I will increase the weights to 5 pounds each to be stronger.


Since my blog is about self help from an insomniac, I have to write about my sleep. Here is my sleep log from January 1, 2016 to date:

Jan 1. 3 - 10
Jan 2. 2 - 8
Jan 3. 1 - 7
Jan 4. 12:30 - 8
Jan 5. 12 - 7:30
Jan 6. 11 - 5:45
Jan 7. 1 - 8
Jan 8. 1 - 8
Jan 9. 12:30 - 8
Jan 10. 1 - 8
Jan 11. 1 - 8
Jan 12. 12 - 4
Jan 13. 1 - 8
Jan 14. 1 - 8
Jan 15. 1 - 8
Jan 16. 1 - 7:30
Jan 17. 1 - 6

As you can see, I usually sleep after midnight and wake up after the sun has risen. My shortest sleep time is 4 hours while the longest is 7.5 hours. So the new habit that I will develop is to wake up early.


Today I started with my new habit because we had to hear mass at 7:30 a.m. I woke up at 6:00 a.m. then exercised and prepared. We were able to leave the house at 7:00 a.m.

I normally wake up around 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. so I will wake up earlier. I wanted to wake up at 6:00 a.m. but that's too drastic a change for me so we will take baby steps. I will wake up at 7:00 a.m. this week, 6:30 next week, and 6:00 on the third week.

To help me to wake up early, I am taking the Tiny Habits course by BJ Fogg. I wrote down three small habits that I will do for 5 days:

1. AFTER I wake up, I will walk and turn off the alarm.
2. AFTER I turn off the alarm, I will drink a glass of water.
3. AFTER I drink a glass of water, I will pick up my weights.


Let's do this and drink to that. Good night!

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