Aiming for progress, not perfection.

"...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Philippians 1:6

Friday, January 20, 2012

One Bite at a Time: Get More Sleep.

Gorgeous, no? You should feel it. Ahhh.

Next up, Project 18: Get More Sleep.

I told you it wasn't that exciting. I promise there are a lot more interesting (and photo-worthy) projects. Like create a family tradition, start a garden, and declutter your wardrobe. And I will get to those.

But to start off, I've been drawn to the simple, personal health-oriented bites.

It's very much my mode of operation to skip the necessary and attempt the (more) exciting. So far, however, it's been a struggle to implement and maintain the secondary type projects when the primary need-based projects fall by the wayside.

Just like drinking water, sleep is a requirement for my motivation and effectiveness.

I have an infant who still wakes up in the night to feed so a full night's sleep is out of my reach no matter wha...who am I kidding? My 3-year-old wakes up in the night on a regular basis, too.

I am in a bad cycle of staying up way too late after the kids are in bed for some "me" time, and then I end up sleeping until the very last minute in the morning. Consequently, the start of my day feels rushed, and I am dragging.

In the book, there are some excellent ideas for adjusting your sleep cycle and making the most of the hours you do get to rest, even if it's interrupted.

I'm most excited to try the warm towel scrub!


Hello and welcome. In 2012, I am working through Simple Mom's e-book "One Bite at a Time: 52 Projects for Making Life Simpler." Each week, I will post about a project I plan to work on for the following week (and beyond). I will post regular thoughts and progress along the way.

If you're interested in buying the book (only $5!), would you consider purchasing it using the link listed above or the button on my sidebar? I'm an affiliate, and I will receive a portion of the each book sold through my affiliate link. Thanks!

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