Great Wake Up Blog: Week #7

This week's challenge was, from the outset, one of the most enjoyble so far - getting in tune with my own circadian rhythms and the natural cycles in the human body...

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Feb 14, 2016
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This week's challenge was, from the outset, one of the most enjoyble so far - getting in tune with my own circadian rhythms and the natural cycles in the human body.

Why was this possibly the most enjoyable to do so far (apart from the first week's ideals of vocalising love more)? Simply, it meant I slept a lot more without guilt and felt better in the mornings.

I'm one of those people who stays up way too late when I can afford too, i.e. the weekends, rather than sticking to a semblance of a decent bedtime and consequently not feeling like emotionally-starved roadkill the next morning.

The start of the week was a bit harder - I'm used to staying up later, shoring myself up on YouTube and Netflix (and admittedly, I'm binge-watching my way through JJ Abrams' Alias right now), meaning that it was hard to actually locate when I was 'tired'. Eventually I managed to wean myself away for a week and instead read in bed, (Robert Galbraith's 'Career of Evil' is excellent, by the way) and I felt myself getting sleepier early on and as a result going to bed earlier.

The results? I felt a bit more energised in the mornings and got a bit more done. Nothing revolutionary but still - it was a pleasant change. I'm now in the resolute mind that while I'll probably find a balance between the two ways of sleeping, having an early night is now a pleasurable indulgence - one I'm eager to repeat...

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Chris Baréz-Brown over 2 years ago

loving that! an early night is a guilty pleasure of mine, but pays back in spades. nice one