Woohoo!!!!! I actually passed up my goal of 8 hours of sleep last night by almost an hour!! I was SO tired and worn down last night, so instead of pushing through (like it’s my tendency to do), I listened to my body (something I’m learning to for The Year of Rest) and went to bed.
I woke up at 4 a.m. and was going to just get up, but I was still tired, so I laid back down and I’m so glad I did. When I woke up at 6:30 am, I felt amazing!!
Letting myself get all this sleep — and being so excited about it! — is not my usual nature. But I’m learning to stop listening to the voices in my head that say, “You really should get up and be productive” and instead listen to my body that is saying, “I’m tired and weary.”
I had no idea how much I not only needed this year of rest and I also had no idea how much I would be learning and processing as a result of taking time to rest. It’s been so good!
I’ll be hopping on Periscope later this morning (probably around 9:30 am CT) to talk about why I’ve stopped hustling, what I’m learning from it, and why I wish I would have stopped sooner.
Are you joining me for the Go to Bed Early Challenge? If so, leave a comment on this post to let me know how you did with your go-to-bed goal last night.
We’re in this together… And if you didn’t hit your goal, that’s okay! Give yourself grace, don’t beat yourself up, and know that you can try again tomorrow!
P.S. Read more about the Go to Bed Early Challenge here. Need some help and inspiration to go to bed early so you can get up and use your mornings well? Download Day 1 of Make Over Your Mornings for free (scroll to the bottom of this page to sign up for it!)