Challenge #13: Adopt an Early-to-Bed Early-to-Rise Sleep Schedule

Sleep! For this challenge, we will adopt a fixed sleep schedule. We will give ourselves a mandatory bed time and a mandatory wake up time. Here are the rules:

  • As you begin, pick a sleep schedule. You can pick different schedules for different days of the week. Adhere to the schedule that you pick. Remeber that your body might appreciate having the same times each day.
  • Be realistic about the number of hours of sleep you need each night.
  • Choose bed times for Friday and Saturday night that are consistent with the social life you desire.
  • You can’t use the snooze button on your alarm and you can’t stay in bed past your wake up time.
  • You can choose how many weeks to do this challenge for. I am trying it for two.

Here are two articles (both from the same source) that might help with establishing an early wake up time: Waking up Early and Consistently,
Waking Up Early – 15 Tips That Work
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Don’t forget, the easiest way to wake up early is to go to sleep early.

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1 comment so far

  1. Michael on

    From the biography by Walter Isaacson:

    Franklin made a chart with 7 columns (days of the week) and 13 rows (virtues). “Infractions were marked with a black spot. The first week he focused on temperance, trying to keep that line clear, while not worrying about the other lines. With that virtue strengthened, he could turn his attention to the next one, silence, hoping that the temperance line would stay clear as well.

    In the course of the year, he would complete the thirteen-week cycle four times.”


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