I was always a good-sleeper. My parents were happy with how quickly and happily I fell asleep as a baby. Not much has changed in the last 20 years.
Sleep was something I never really thought about- unless it was time for school in the morning. I liked my night time routine and going to bed early as a child.
In my teens this morphed into a borderline obsession. I pinpointed the root of all my high school problems to lack of sleep and made it my mission to sleep for as long as possible. As anyone who can relate will tell you, I became an expert at saving time in the morning (10 minutes generally).
Is there a correlation between wanting sleep and being sick of life? The short answer is I don’t know. But, I did used to say I preferred sleep to being awake!
Now if you’re reading this and are a self-confessed sleep addict (like most of my university friends are). I challenge you to think about why you like sleep so much.
Is it because you’re tired or tired of life?
Studies suggest the optimum amount of sleep for an average 20 year old is 7 and a half hours. I tend to agree with this. Having been at both sides of the spectrum from 5 to 13 hours.
Do you often feel like there’s not enough time in your day or you can’t have any ‘me time’ or you’re still half-asleep when you go to work?
That was me. There is another option. It’s not easy, but nothing really is.
Start with waking up 15 minutes earlier everyday for a week and use that time to try something new. Yoga? Meditation? Blogging? Colouring?
Waking up early has changed my life and it’s made me love life again.
Don’t use sleep as a crutch to get through the day.You’re holding yourself back.
All my love xox
Ps. Caffeine is you’re friend.