It’s time to give you another tip to better time management when you’re going to sleep.
So the previous days we spoke about determining your biological rhythm and trying to be more consistent when you’re going to bed. Today, we’re going to speak about your dinner time.
“What and when you eat is highly affecting your current sleep”
It will be really important to set a dinner time
Because the thing that you need to understand and that you need to remember from today is that everything that you do or eat during the day is impacting your sleep. Yes, I know your sleep is not only depending on what you’re actually doing a few hours before going to bed, but it actually depends on everything that is happening during your day. So whether you’re exercising, drinking alcohol, or maybe eating fast food, your body is reacting differently each and every time you’re doing or eating something different. And in order to allow yourself to have a good sleep, you need to let your body digest whatever you’re eating. So in order to do that you need to plan in your calendar your dinner time that has to be at least 2 hours before going to bed.
So for instance, if you’re used to going to bed at 10 pm, you need to finish eating before 8 pm. If you don’t, actually what is going to happen is not such a bad thing, but it’s going to impact your sleep. Because when you go to bed, your body will keep using a lot of your energy to digest instead of being relaxed and ready to sleep. So the quality of your sleep will be really impacted. If you’re conscious that this goal might be a little too hard for you, then I would recommend you to try the “baby steps” technique. And what does that mean? It means that for the next two weeks you will try to go to bed just a little bit earlier. . So maybe 10 minutes 20 minutes. Try that for 2 weeks. And after those 2 weeks, you will see that your body is getting used to it, and then after those first two weeks, your next goal is to go to bed another 15 minutes earlier again, and so on and so on until you reach your ideal sleeping time. And if you keep doing this until you reach your goal, this is going to be easier because you’re going to get used to it and start feeling less tired, because every time that you are changing your sleeping schedule, your body needs to adjust and that’s how your body can pass from feeling tired to feeling energized.
And if you want to make sure to stick to it, block a time in your calendar, maybe a couple of hours before going to bed, and set an alarm clock. Because this is how you’re going to get used to it and you’re going to keep doing that until it becomes automatic. And it would be good to know that habits take around 20 to 100 days to be implemented. So you need to be consistent for quite a long time to start seeing results.
And I know, life happens, and some days it won’t be possible for you to go to bed at your desired time, but that’s ok as long as this doesn’t occur every day of the week. If it is only about an isolated occasion, it’s not going to affect your sleeping routine. And the more you see the positive benefits, the more you will like to keep going!
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