While the summer months generally feel like a time to fall out of routine, it can also be a great time of year to cultivate good habits. I’m a firm believer that good weather is highly motivating and that little fact makes the summer months some of the best for influencing change in your own life.
This summer, I’m working on big habit that I want to have down pat by the time September arrives. To be fair, summer in Florida goes until at least October, so maybe I have a little extra time to get my habits on lock before my motivates slowly wanes.
Early to Bed, Early to Rise:
I have been trying to secure a bedtime for months now. Ideally, I would be in bed by 9:30pm and asleep no later than 10:00pm. This is my perfect bedtime because it allows me to wake up for my 6:05am alarm without hitting the snooze button. In my late 20’s/early 30’s I’ve learned that I’m my best with 8 hours. That doesn’t mean everyone needs 8 hours of sleep to be successful, but if I really listen to my body? That’s exactly what I need on a daily basis in order to not rely on coffee and prayers to get through the day. According to the Sleep Foundation, 7-8 hours is very normal for an adult.
Being well rested has so many health benefits:
Healthy Immune System Function