August 6, 2016 5:37am CST
We had a glorious sunrise this morning. The sky lit up with pinks and purples and golds and it felt so good to be getting up at that time instead of going to bed. I'm sure there's a nap in my future today, but at least I'm working hard to change the bad habit. I've heard that it takes at least 20 days to effectively change a bad habit. And you need to have something to replace the bad habit with. I'm only on day 2 and my hope is that over time, going to sleep before midnight will become a real habit and waking up early enough to have a long, productive day will, likewise, become a new habit. All I can do is keep trying. I need to go down and do laundry today. That's my own real job planned for the day, although there is much else I can do if I have the energy. What's planned for your day? -Claudia- photo is mine
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• United States
7 Aug 16
Well when it comes to sleep, I'm sure it can take a very long time to regulate it again. It may have been menopause that threw me off to begin with. But I need to get this fixed for my health. I just have to keep at it no matter what.
7 Aug 16
@CRK109 I have never been a good sleeper, since I was a kid. I can sleep about 6 hours during the night, no more and most of the time I wake up after 3 to 4 hours and it takes a lot to be able to sleep another couple of hours. I never have a nap during the day.
• Kiryat Ata, Israel
6 Aug 16
Your habit is bad if it doesn't let you to do your important tasks, or it gets in the way, wastes you a lot of valuable time. The sunrise is a very nice view to see. When I wake up and remember to watch the sunset (even if boring at my area) I will watch it. I like hearing the birds early in the morning, before sunrise. Those have a unique voice associated with the world wakes up :-) I don't like getting up early in the morning, but, I consider the sunrise and the twits of the birds early in the morning as a compensation prize.