There is one habit that will help you with all of your other habits that you want to establish.
If you do this habit well, everything else becomes easier.
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Specifically, getting enough sleep and getting good-quality sleep.
I've noticed that the sleep habit is often ignored.
Many people stay up too late and wake up too early. They push through the lack of sleep.
Sometimes the continual responsibilities of work, kids and just taking care of daily errands and chores make it seem like we have no choice but to stay up late and sacrifice sleep.
The National Sleep Foundation recommends 7-9 hours of sleep for people aged 18-64 and 7-8 hours for ages 65 and up.
The clients I've helped to establish a better sleep routine have told me that this is their keystone habit and that everything else in their life becomes easier and/or better when they're consistently getting lots of good-quality sleep.
When you've got your sleep habit dialed in, you'll have more energy and clarity for any other habit or goal you might want to work on such as:
When you're sleep-deprived, you can pretty much guarantee that will negatively affect the results of anything you're working on.
There are many other tips that can help you sleep better but those three will get you started.
It's a simple evening routine. The habit that really puts me to sleep is reading a book.
I used to be online right up until I felt sleepy and this bad habit would push my bed time way too late.
Plus, being online was keeping my mind too active which made it harder to fall asleep.
Getting enough good-quality sleep can radically improve both how you feel throughout the day and your ability to do well with any other habits or goals you're working on.
I hope these quick ideas help you to cultivate a healthy sleep habit so you can wake up feeling well-rested and ready to take on the day.
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