Sleep is imperative if you want to improve your mindset, performance and health. You can’t be the best version of you if you’re tired, sluggish, dependent on caffeine or other stimulants, unfocused, lethargic, anxious, or stressed. It’s best to average over 8 hours of sleep each night, and this has to be a priority if you want to make positive changes in your training and your life.
Here are 4 tips
1. Track it. For 2 weeks, record how many hours of sleep you get each morning and track it on a calendar or in a note pad. Here’s more
2. Commit to a schedule. Get yourself to bed within :30 minutes of the same time each night, and get out of bed within :30 minutes of the same time each morning. You may even need to set an alert.
3. Create a bedtime routine. Within an hour of when you want to be asleep, try doing the same things each night. Get ready then put your electronics away (seriously, turn your phone on silent, flip it over or put that shit in a drawer), read, mediate pray, snuggle or listen to music. Try this and this.
4. Darken your room! Use darkening curtains and get all lights and electronics off or out of your view.
If you don’t feel like you’re able to push as hard as you’d like, or if you’re struggling to stay motivated, focused or consistent, then take a look at your sleep habits and focus on improving them with these tips. There is nothin’ more important than getting quality rest.
Comment below with what works for you.