Set A Bed Time
American workers lose over 1.2 million work days due to a lack of sleep. Obviously this is a productivity issue for your company butt ultimately it’s a health or more accurately mortality issue for you.
Everyone is so busy that in order to complete your life to-do’s it’s easy to cut into sleep time because we feel it’s the only time left. Even when you shorten your sleep time and finally let your head hit the pillow it’s spinning with what you have to do the next day so you don’t get sleep.
Our mind, body, and spirit need sleep to recharge – think of yourself as your mobile phone.
You can’t feel happy at work or anywhere else if you’re exhausted and running on caffeine fumes.
It’ll take practice for this to become a habit, and sometimes it won’t happen, but to help get enough sleep so you can be happier at work and everywhere else try to make this your nightly routine:
1. Give yourself a bedtime just like you do your kids. We all need a different amount of sleep to happily function so set this time based on how many hours of sleep you need and when you have to wake up to start your day.
2. An hour or so before your bedtime write down any to-do’s you need to remember when you wake up in the morning. That way they don’t need to float in your mind.
3. Quit looking at your phone, computer or watching TV 30 minutes before turning the lights out. Listen to music, take a bath, enjoy the silence, read, or cuddle—no chatting about anything important–with your partner. You want your mind time to detach from the stress of the day.
Here’s to sweet dreams.