When creating goals for the new year, most people focus on making more money, losing weight (or getting in the best shape of their lives), being happy and the list goes on and on. Very rarely do you hear someone making sleep goals, though. With that said, we are here to tell you this: You absolutely should make sleep goals for 2017.
In the spirit of that thinking we will be providing you with three invaluable sleep goals for — you guessed it — 2017. Tailor these goals around your life and make it your own.
Reminder, getting the right amount of sleep each night can lead to a healthy and happy life. It could also lead to you always being on top of your game since your mind, body and soul will be refreshed. Getting a good night's sleep can also lead to you making more money. After all, you tend to be more focused, motivated and productive when you are not sleep deprived.
Let's get to those sleep goals, shall we?
3 Invaluable Sleep Goals For 2017
- Go To Bed And Wake Up At The Same Time Every Day
- Stop Wasting Your Time With Technological Devices
- Go To Sleep With A Clear Conscience
Go To Bed And Wake Up At The Same Time Every Day
If you want to get the most out of every single day in 2017, then this goal is essential.
Here's the deal, people always complain about not having enough time. Some people literally don't have enough time in the day to accomplish everything, but that surely is not the case for everyone.
There are many folks who squander their time. Instead of going to the gym or putting in an extra hour or two at work (which can lead to more money), they watch TV for four hours at night. TV is not bad -- well, in small doses, that is. However, don't complain about being in bad shape or not having enough money if you have a job that you can work overtime at or a gym membership. Heck, you can run around the block a time or two -- that won't cost you a dime.
The point? Stop squandering your time. Instead, create a schedule that maps out your entire day. If you do that, then you can ensure that you get to bed at the same time every night and wake up at the same time every morning. As a result, you will get a good night's rest and will always be on top of your game.
Don't be tired in 2017. Get your eight hours of sleep in so you can conquer all of your goals and dreams.
Stop Wasting Your Time With Technological Devices
Yes, so many people work on computers (believe it or not, this article was written on a computer) and so many people need their phones on a day-to-day basis. We understand that. Technological devices are essential. With that said, you don't need to be on your computer and phone every waking moment, do you?
That is why you need to make a bedtime ritual. In said bedtime ritual, you need to put down the technological devices at a certain time and dig for deeper meaning. What do we mean by this? Simple. Stop watching TV or browsing the internet and pick up a book. Seek and gain knowledge. Talk with your roommates, your family, whoever you live with. Ask them how their days went.
One might be wondering how this relates to sleep. Well, technology alone could lead to you not being able to sleep at night. To get a better example of that, check out this gem from sleep.org:
"Reading a work email at 9:30pm can keep you up with stress, the blue light from the screens mimics daylight and stimulates you, and you can wake up feeling tired, anxious, and depressed. That’s why you should power down devices at least 30 minutes before bedtime."
The key takeaway: Stop using technology at a given time every night. Make it a habit. You see, this habit alone could lead to a peaceful slumber.
Go To Sleep With A Clear Conscience
How many times have you tossed and turned at night because you were thinking about work or an unsolved problem in your life? It happens all of the time -- it's only natural.
No, you are probably not going to be able to go to sleep with a clear conscience every single night, but you can at least work on it. You can do that by winding down each and every night. You know, by eliminating technology at a certain time.
You can also stay ahead of your schedule and plan out your day. In fact, a successful bedtime ritual consists of some form of planning.
We understand, there are some problems that can't be avoided, and some problems are impossible to shut off. The solution isn't always as easy as snapping your fingers. However, if you can solve a specific problem, then try to do so before you go to bed. That alone will help you get a better night's sleep.
Sleep is a very important part of life, and it's actually crucial when it comes to achieving success.
Make 2017 your best year yet by incorporating these invaluable sleep goals. Your mind, body and soul will surely thank you.