December 29, 2012

4 Simple Goals: {Part 4} Bedtime

I'm sneaking my last goal from Elsie's Challenge in at the finish line of 2012. Late nights and early mornings never bode well for me; they create a cranky mama. So my final goal was to change my bedtime in an attempt to get better rest.
I told you in my last goal post that I had a plan to trick myself into an earlier bedtime and so far it's working! If I get my pajamas on by 9:30 in the evening, then I allow myself guilt-free reading in bed for as long as I like. Snuggling into covers with a good book is heaven to me so that's a huge motivator! The trick is that after reading awhile I can't keep my eyes open so I end up drifting to sleep. I'm usually asleep before 11:00 and that's early for me. Mission accomplished.
I'm looking forward to the start of a new year. I'll be sharing upcoming goals soon!

12 comments :

  1. oh well done! I think you've sussed it. I wonder what you think about the book, happier at home? I have an article about this book on my fridge, it looks good, I was wondering whether to get it? Heather x

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    1. Yes, I'm really enjoying it! I loved reading through the first one too ~ The Happiness Project. She and I are alike in many ways, so maybe that's part of it; but I think it's a great read regardless. Really challenges you to evaluate your life and how to improve it (even if it's already good).

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    2. thanks, I didn't know about the first book. I like the idea of re-evaluating!

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  2. This is a great idea. I always feel like I don't have time to read, but maybe I'm just not making time!

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    1. I felt like that too. Going to bed earlier has given me reading time(and sleep). :D

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  3. Great plan! I'm going to borrow this because I need to start winding down a little earlier. Congrats on this victory!

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  4. I found your blog through the 4 simple goals challenge. I loved how simple your goals were - and all focused on playfulness and gratitude. Also enjoyed your fairy feature! It will keep me coming back.

    I just read the Happiness Project and also enjoyed it. It inspired me to try something similar for 2013.

    I wrote about my 4 simple goals here: http://www.findingjoyinallthings.com/2/post/2012/12/4-simple-goals-before-2013-recap.html

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    1. Thank you, Mary. :) Yes, that book is quite inspiring! Sounds like you have a great start to the new year. I look forward to reading your goals.

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  5. wtg!!
    I LOVE reading and its the only way I can get to sleep :)

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