This past week, I forced myself into a sane sleeping schedule and loved every moment of it.
I’ve been struggling to live healthier for about two years. When I lived in my hometown, I would play basketball for about three hours, twice a week, and my sleep schedule was a lot better.
I work from a chair everyday for 8–9 hours a day. I had gotten in the habit of buying food for lunch and dinner, thinking that I didn’t have time to prepare a lunch, and feeling tired after a day of work to cook dinner.
My habits scare me, and recently, I’ve started to take my health a lot more seriously. One of the many things I need to work on is a better sleeping schedule, and last week I began an experiment to make this better. I had some people try the experiment with me,1 which really helped.
I went to sleep everyday before midnight, except for one day; ate exclusively at home, except for one meal, and walked 4 out of 5 days. I feel well rested, more productive, and although technically I was awake for the same amount of hours, the day felt longer.
I’m so glad I tried this experiment, and I plan to continue for the foreseeable future.2 I’m adding a couple of things to the experiment this week:
- Eat fresh fruit and/or vegetables every day.
- When eating out, eat only half of the portion, and take the rest home.
- Read a book, or something useful before going to sleep.
I think it could be a lot of fun to add small things like this to the experiment every week. There’s a lot work to be done, but from this small experience, I’ve seen you can accomplish a lot by making small steps in the right direction.