Sunday, February 17, 2008

that sleep thing So it's been a bit longer than 30 days, and I'm thrilled to report that my intention to go to bed by 9:00 PM and get up at 5:00 AM has been a success. Once I crossed the line in my head to do it, I've experienced almost a craving to keep to that schedule, and look forward to getting up that early. My alarm goes off at 5:00, in the form of the digitized sound of rain falling. I might lounge in the warm cozy goodness of my bed for awhile, and then I get up. I incorporated using a light therapy box, a first generation Litebook I found on craigslist, into the routine a few weeks ago. Half an hour when I first get up and again at mid-afternoon, and I think this is adjusting my circadian rhythms so I am truly tired when I am supposed to be, and awake when I am supposed to be. I also received a nudge from the universe about buying a memory foam pillow - not the kind with the contours, but the slab version. Amazing difference in sleep. I find that I'm not so focused on getting ready for work and what time I'll be leaving, either. I leave the house at a different time every day, and it doesn't really matter. Traffic is quite cooperative most of the time as well, which I take total credit for. When the 30-day mark was reached, the group I'm playing with in the intention sandbox unanimously chose to continue on with each other as new-found cheerleaders and friends, creating new habits and attitudes in our lives in that supportive framework. I'd highly recommend that arrangement when you decide to choreograph change in your life. Transformation is powerful stuff, and it's better shared.

Deb Schanilec

Connected and Committed relationship transformation strategist.

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