Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Making Sleep a Priority

Sometimes it feels like there aren't enough hours in the day. If you agree with that statement, raise your hand.

image from google images
Okay, put your hand down; you look silly with your hand raised in front of a computer screen.

It's easy for me to think the only way to find more hours in the day is to cut them out of my time spent sleeping. This, however, hasn't been working too well for me. It has completely backfired. Now, I have the time but I am too tired to get what I need to get done, done.

I guess word has been getting around that I've been tired lately, too. Maybe it's because I texted my mom "I'm so tired" the other day, but that is beside the point. Her words of advice, simple yet true: "Make sleep a priority and you'll see a change!"

I plan on listening to my mother's advice. I also plan to plan a little better. Plan, plan, plan, plan, plan. After writing and reading a word so many times, it starts to look odd. Anyways, what I am trying to get at is that by planning ahead, you may be able to fit in some of the things you have been wanting to do, but can't seem to find the time for.

For example, I haven't been exercising lately, because I haven't been planning ahead. That is about to change!

Exercise Plan for the Week:

Monday - Wii Fit - done!
Tuesday - Rest
Wednesday - Wii Fit
Thursday - Rest
Friday - Wii Fit
Saturday - Rest

This isn't a crazy intense workout schedule, but it's more than I have been doing lately.

Eventually, it's my goal to have workouts be second nature to me and not something I will necessarily have to plan. In the summer, it's a lot easier to manage this. It's a lot easier to go for a walk with the dogs, or play an active game outside. For now, planning my workouts is something that will be necessary.

Do you plan ahead for your workouts?


  1. Yep... Mom's know best! Sleep is very important to your body, without it your body will not function to its full potential! I try to get my 8-10 hours a night and if I dont, my body tells me to take a nap the next day (which I usually cant so I suffer). Get your Zzzzz's!

  2. I can't tell you how much healthier I started to feel once I made sleep a priority! I usually get around 9 hours these days, and I wouldn't trade it for anything! It took a long time for me to make it a priority, but it's worth it!