Article at a Glance:
Every year on or before January 1st, many of us (over)commit to a lengthy list of goals that are meant to help us grow but often designed to fail. In fact, January 17th is “D-Day” for New Year’s resolutions – the day most people give up on their intentions and fall back into old habits – and nearly 80% of people abandon their New Year goals by February. The good news is that not all hope is lost on self “renewal”; the key to making your New Year goals work for you is to make them more positive, simple and effective.
So, be honest: are you getting enough sleep? According to the CDC, one in three adults are not getting consistent quality sleep each night. The result: a lot of tall (tired and grumpy) two-year olds that are not living up to their full potential.
Even though writing down personal goals has become a mainstream tradition, long-term goals really shouldn’t be dependent on one calendar year ending and another beginning. Life goals that frame what you want in (and out of) life should instead be set based on 1) where you currently are (mentally, physically, emotionally, financially, etc.) and 2) by the means of which you can achieve them.
With that said, here are some tips to help you stay committed to your sleep goals (for real this time):
Sleep is critical for mental, physical and emotional health. So, if you don’t feel like your best self, and/ or that you’re not living up to your full potential every day, please do a thorough review of your sleep patterns. Making such a simple change in your daily routine could be the difference between dreaming and living.