I’m not much on making resolutions – well, maybe a little – but getting organized in 2012 is definitely on the top of my list!
That’s why I’m so excited about Organize Now, A Week by Week Guide to Simplify Your Space and Your Life. It’s a 52-week plan to get organized, and what better week to start that the first week of the new year!
Week One’s charge is to “Organize Your Mind,” and I’ve started a few days early. I’ll be working on two main things this week, both of which may be a challenge.
- Getting at least seven hours of sleep
The problem with sleep? I workout in the morning. Very early in the morning. On the days I strength train, I get up at 4:34 a.m.; on cardio only days, I can sleep as late as 6 a.m. Early mornings are a great time to work out because aside from just not getting up, there aren’t a lot of distractions. Very few work events, parties, presentations or headaches occur before 7 a.m.
One problem with getting up early: you have to go to bed early. And going to bed early is a problem for many reasons, including the fact that I live with an affirmed night owl. I try to be IN bed by 8:30 p.m. and asleep by 9:30 p.m., but that’s not always doable. This will be a challenge, for sure.
- Limiting the amount of TV I watch
Limiting TV? Probably easier done than said. I rarely just sit down to watch TV; I usually have it on for background noise or company. Still, I know that it distracts me.
As a start, I’m going to give up morning TV after 7 a.m. on weekdays. Before 7 a.m. isn’t a problem. I usually tune in to get the weather and a look at early headlines, and I always “watch” on the elliptical at the gym. But after 7 a.m., it becomes a distraction. And a lot of times, an irritation.
I’d appreciate any tips you might have on getting more sleep and/or limiting TV. I’d also love to hear about your resolutions, too!
Happy New Year’s!