By Stephanie Marshall, Toronto based Master Alignment Coach
Going to Bed Earlier
There are two kinds of people: People who go to bed and turn out the light at a reasonable time because that’s just what makes sense… and those of us who say “tonight I’m going to go to bed earlier” every morning but never make it.
It feels like it should be easy, right? You like sleep and want more of it, but you forget that every night when bedtime rolls around. And then every morning when you wake up groggy, you wish you had gone to sleep sooner.
When you do get to bed early, instead of sleeping, you read or scroll on your phone for hours. You don’t want to give up the time you get to yourself late at night, but it isn’t even like you are really enjoying it.
You know the importance of sleep, but shifting this habit and getting on board the “sleep hygiene” train just feels like too much work, and you’re already tired. So you continue to have good intentions about going to bed early but rarely follow through.
What actually works to go to bed earlier:
The thing is, relying on willpower and motivation won’t work for this habit because we run out of that at the end of the day, so you need to approach it differently.
It’s not complicated, but it will require effort and commitment.
- You have to want it for real. Do you REALLY want to make the effort to change this habit, or do you just think you should?
- Your approach must be simple—no colour-coded charts.
- Make it yours. It has to be the right plan for YOU specifically. Stop reading all of the blogs that tell you exactly what they do, and take some time to figure out your way of doing things.
Will you commit to training yourself to go to bed earlier?
We’re going to take you through a way of looking at exactly what is keeping you from good sleeping habits and help you find the real root of your resistance to help you figure out what is going to make it worthwhile. We will help you develop a simple plan that works for your life, and we know that you’re not going to follow through on an elaborate 12 part bedtime routine that starts at 6 pm.
You will come away knowing exactly what you need to do to build the bedtime habits you want, without relying on motivation or willpower.
You can do this, and we know that in your life, you’ve done harder things than go to bed at a reasonable time.
And you’re going to start feeling good in the mornings.
You will have confidence in your ability to turn out the light at night without major mind drama.
P.P.P.S. Our client, Hanna, says it best:
“Kickstartology Coaching offers a mix of brain tools, challenge, community, encouragement, and consistency. The openness of the Kickstartology team and of my fellow program participants has helped me envision my future, create a blueprint for the way I want to show up in the world, and start building the habits I want in my life."
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