sleep

What can you do?

Got a commitment tomorrow you cant afford to miss? People counting on you to come through?

Get some sleep!!

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Not much more to say on that subject.

Maybe have a drink, but not too many. More than 1 or 2 and sleep quality really suffers. If you want to be fully-functional for whatever you are doing tomorrow don’t try to sleep on a bender. It sucks to show up to a presentation that you’ve been preparing for for weeks with puffy bloodshot eyes. Not a good impression.

Watch a little TV to chill out. No news. That’ll stress you out more and ruin your sleep too.

Eat something.There’s no point in sleeping hungry. On the flip-side, take it easy on the late-night beans and boiled cabbage if you’re running an early morning 5K, just to be safe.

Ultimately, if you have a routine, assuming it involves a decent amount of sleep (unlike mine), keep with it. Screwing with your routine tonight will add stress to tomorrow.

I have to get up early (for me) tomorrow. Green tea and a little UFC tonight to relax. May sound like an odd combination, but it works for me. In a few minutes I’ll attempt to follow my own advice.

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What have I been doing all this time?

I overslept Friday morning. I’ve said before that I’m not an early riser by choice (which is why I’m writing this at 11:00 pm). Friday morning was rough. Two hits on the snooze, then heard the wife’s alarm sound off. Still not feeling it. Finally looked at my phone and what I thought was fifteen minutes was an hour.

Oh crap!

BUT, I still made it to work on time somehow. I didn’t skip anything getting ready, and still managed to make it in on time.

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My big question now is, what the heck do I do on a normal day that takes an hour+ more than I apparently need? I try to give myself some extra time in the morning to account for things like those alarm snoozes and my general distaste for anything pre-dawn, but an hour?

I think I need to streamline my morning routine a little.