I am a little late starting my 3rd 30 day challenge. It officially started yesterday! Those of you who are following along on my year of 30 day challenges to a better self–saw me work on my relationship with food during my Whole30 (here and here) and reinvest myself into blogging, blogging 30 days straight!
I was having a hard time choosing my next 30 day challenge. I started to think about the things I’ve always wanted and wished I was/did/am. One of those things I always wanted to be was a morning person. I fantasized about how wonderful it would be wake up with the sun, exercise, shower and enjoy a cup of coffee all before the kids were even up. To anchor my day.
Real life is me waking up the demands of an entire household. From the second I open my eyes, my time is not mine.
So I set my alarm. Then I turned it off. Repeat.
Eventually I realized that I was going about this wrong. Before I could worry about when I get up, I needed to focus on when I went to bed. I was reading this article (really a MUST read) and realized I needed to focus on a healthy sleep pattern.
Since becoming a stay-at-home-mom, I have never put myself to bed. I have no bedtime. Eventually it is well after midnight and I head to bed. I have such a hard time letting go of MY time.
For the next 29 days (one down already) I will be getting myself in bed by 10, lights out by 10:30– at the latest!
I know the importance of sleep and make it a priority for my children, but not myself. I make sure they are in bed and well-rested, but I wasn’t making myself a priority in that same way. I’m looking forward to waking up, ready to conquer the world.
Are you guilty of this? Do you have a bedtime?
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