I’m often in “night owl mode”, staying up late working on various things, or lost in thought or on projects. Then I have to get up early and work the next day. I’ve noticed lately that, even when I’m doing other things well (eating right, trying to exercise), sleep seems to always be the missing key.

This week, I’ve been working on changing that, aiming for at least 7 hours sleep per night (instead of 5-6) and closer to 8 if I can. It’s taken some adjusting, but after just 4 nights, I already notice a difference in my energy, my ability to think more clearly, and respond in a more measured way to the world.

I feel better for it, and hope to turn this into a proper habit.