There are so many keys and ingredients when it comes to success. Nonetheless, people need to be on top of their games every single day if they plan on achieving all of their goals and dreams.
Unfortunately, people tend to make a ton of sacrifices in the sleep department. They think they can make up for lost time by waking up an hour earlier or going to bed an hour later. While this is all well and good if you are trying to incorporate that tactic into your life in the long run, trying to achieve it overnight could actually lead to you being sleep deprived.
Therefore, we leave you with this: Stop making sacrifices in the sleep department, and incorporate these two keys to sleep success instead, which could lead to success in general ... no matter what your profession is.
2 Keys To Sleep Success — And Success In General
- Going To Bed And Waking Up At The Same Time Every Day
- Wake Up The First Time Your Alarm Clock Goes Off
Going To Bed And Waking Up At The Same Time Every Day
If you want to get the most out of your mind, body and soul, then you need to go to bed at the same time every night and wake up at the same time every morning. Of course, you also need to make sure you are getting the proper amount of sleep. Some people call for eight hours. Some people less, some people more. Experiment and see what works best for you; however, eight hours is a great starting point.
A successful life is all about routine and rituals, and that needs to carry over to your sleep schedule. If you stick to an actual sleep schedule every day, then your body will naturally get tired before it goes to bed and will naturally feel refreshed in the morning when you wake up. What does this lead to? Simple. You not tossing and turning at night, and you not being so tired in the morning.
If you get the proper amount of sleep each night, and stick to a sleep schedule, then you won't feel like a zombie, or a former version of yourself, every morning.
If you are sleep deprived, then you won't be able to function at your highest level, and simple tasks, such as driving to work, will become major obstacles.
Wake Up The First Time Your Alarm Clock Goes Off
We all battle with the snooze button from time to time.
Doing so could lead to a major downfall, though. For example, hitting the snooze button could lead to you having to rush to work, which could lead to you feeling like you are pressed for time throughout the day. It could lead to you actually being late to work. It could lead to you skipping breakfast. It could lead to you missing the gym (because morning might be the only time you can squeeze in an exercising session). It could lead to you actually feeling tired and groggy, because you are throwing off your sleep patterns.
Sometimes, we hit the snooze button without even knowing we hit it -- the mind can do some very strange things when you are tired. The key to not hitting the snooze button could be as simple as sticking to your sleep schedule -- so you aren't as tired in the morning -- or as tough as putting your phone/alarm clock out of reach. By doing that, you are forced to get out of bed in the morning.
Nonetheless, if you want to shine more success into your life, then start going to bed at the same time every night/waking up at the same time every morning, and make hitting the snooze button a thing of the past.