1. How'd I do?
I feel like I've had the same update for weeks. Morning routine awesome. Friday routine missed (at least this week I got to it on Friday even if I forgot about it in the morning!). Evening routine mediocre -- "loosely held" but getting loser and basically too loose at this point. Because this week I really didn't get quite enough sleep and started feeling under the weather. That really doesn't happen when I'm vigilant about sleep -- just that extra half hour makes a big difference in health and mood. But that extra half hour of doing work at night can make a big difference in getting things done too!
2. What got in the way?
Friday routine: Forgot because I had to cook an apple pie for stone soup and it got waaay out of hand. I'm also tired -- see evening routine.
Evening routine: I've had a lot to do. Mostly the biggest thing is a lack of consistency in what I really expect of myself. I think I write in this blog about what I will do, but then I forget what it is.
3. What can I do next week differently to remove these impediments?
It's all about the reminders!
Friday review: Just now I got up before finishing this sentence and went to put a post-it note in the bathroom -- something I've been saying I'd do in this review for weeks now. So the trigger is: see note, get phone, set reminder for a time when I can actually do it, then snooze it on phone until it actually gets done.
Evening routine: (1) track sleep every night. (2) Bed before 10:30 every night. (3) Brush teeth and sleepsuit every night. (4) write these goals out on paper and put it next to my bed.
1. How'd I do?
Friday Review: Hit it on Friday! Didn't get to it first thing today, but I had a stressful morning, so this is about as good as it gets. Didn't set an alarm at weigh-in because I didn't weigh-in until after I started writing this review.
Morning Routines: Hit every one, even this morning which was seriously time crunched, but I got through it anyway.
Evening Routines: Skipped it on a few nights, but holding to the bedtime much better. I am trying to decide whether this is exactly what I want -- some flexibility around this routine -- or whether I want it more ingrained. If I want to ingrain it I need to (a) commit, and (b) record it.
Tracking: I've been tracking my sleep well. I did my weight late this morning, which is fine due to the nature of the morning mentioned earlier. Would love to get bank account balance in there.
I very rarely have trouble sleeping, but tonight is the night. All was going well, I was in bed by 10:15 and quietly snoozing away, when I noticed a light on in the living room. What could it be? Child getting water? Spouse? Intruder. Spouse in bed, check; Kids in bed, check, check, check. Intruder? All is quiet in the house.
Then I figured it out. I have this old torch lamp with a halogen bulb that doesn't light up right away. At some point before bed I must have turned it on, then when it didn't light up, I forgot about it. And then after I had been asleep for just long enough to recharge my batteries, bingo, it's on.
This is the worst. I'm fully awake, just waiting for the rest of the world. I can't login to work. I can't do anything that would wake anybody else and I can't sleep!!!!! This is horrible, I hate to start the week off tired and this is going to be a busy week. I'm closing on a new house on Wednesday. I've got big deadlines at work by Friday, so I can take a week off and refinish the floors on the new (old) house before we move in. And now all I can think about is everything.
Maybe, now after a venting and searching for a snack the sandman will come. I wish I had picked up more almond butter. I find that a nice fat scoop usually helps with this situation. Oh well.
Here is a picture of the new house.