14 - Sleep
Not even babies can beat this..
What is “sleep”?
- I don’t just mean go to sleep every night. Here we’re going to get you on a regular sleep schedule where you are able to fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night. If you are lucky enough to already be blessed with great sleep, feel free to skip this one. But also, who knows, you might find that this little challenge will level up your sleep game.
- Basically, I’m challenging you to wake up at the same time every day. You can pick whatever time you want, but after that no changing it, not even on the weekends.
Why should I “sleep”?
- You should wake up at the same time every day because this will help regulate your sleep schedule. I’m not saying you have to do this every single day for the rest of your life, but at least try it until you are in control of your sleep. Waking up at the same time everyday will force your body to realize that you are going to make it start moving at this time and so it will start feeling tired at night at the appropriate time to go to sleep. Eventually, you’ll get an idea of how much sleep you need but don’t stress if you don’t. We’ll come back to sleep later on.
How do I “sleep”?
- It’s really as easy as picking a time and setting your alarm for that time, every single day. The hard part is actually getting out of bed. Every. Single. Day. Consistency is so important here because sleeping in will confuse your body. However, if you do mess up, don’t stress, just try again.
- Let’s say you choose 6am. But one Saturday you stay up until 3am having a really great conversation with your friends. You still wake up at 6am. I know it seems terrible but I promise you this will give you control over your sleep and then you can work to be more flexible. But for now? Every day. Got it?
14 – Try waking up at the same time every single day. And when you are the boss of your sleep head on over to step 15.