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How To Improve Your Mental Fitness On A Schedule And At Your Own Pace

We can’t stop fighting nature, or, as Albert Einstein said: “When nature does all its thing we can only complain about its interruptions.” We’ll get better if we’re just willing to take care of ourselves, and to do what we believe is right, now. That’s why, after years of fighting with insomnia on a weekly basis, I decided to have an appointment with my doctor to address my sleep habits. I have a new strategy at work: I schedule my appointments using an online schedule editor called Wunderlist. The app helps me wake up in the early morning and stay on task throughout the day.

There are times when even the most successful people are still fighting insomnia — no matter how much money they make. This is one of those times. In this article, a doctor recommends that doctors make an appointment with their patients to give them some help. It starts by teaching me how to put aside one little rule each day so that I keep myself from getting sucked into the vicious cycle of insomnia. My next step is to use the rule to write down a piece of paper about my sleep disorder and give it to the doctor when I take my next appointment.

Here’s my simple, but important rule for keeping myself from getting into insomnia:

1) If the alarm rings, take a 10, 15, or 20 minute break from work, until you can rest.

2) Do whatever you can to have a light, enjoyable routine that will keep you awake. Your routine should: (a) be easy to keep up with when you wake up (b) be fun for your family and friends to watch, even if you’re still groggy at noon tomorrow (c) require you to do some exercise or even yoga to keep up, as it’ll help with the “getting up” part (d) be just about the right quantity of things, since we all have to sleep at some point, and it’s best to give yourself five to six hours every night  (e) make sure you’re ready for a long night of sleep — you have to fall asleep within the same amount of time every night.

3) It may be worth it to sleep in, especially if you’re working multiple jobs, so if you don’t have a regular sleep schedule, that’s okay too. Just try to limit waking up in the morning by taking a shorter bedtime on weekends and evenings (4am to 6am on weekends).

Let’s take a moment to explain each rule in detail.

1. If I Have To Wake Up And Do Work At 8:15pm On A Thursday… My first rule is to make sure I have enough sleep.

If I can’t get at least 7 hours of sleep every night, I have to get off the job. A typical workday can be any time between eight and 10 hours, but, even on Sundays, your body just can’t take much more. If you have a late night meeting that takes you until 8:15pm to finish, you can’t possibly be getting that much sleep, because you’ll sleep through your lunch and the whole day is ruined.

A lot of times, people wake up in the middle of the night just to see if they got any work done and to make sure they didn’t have a nightmare. That’s why I only get up at 4:15am on a Thursday.

I take a ten minute break after my morning and afternoon meeting, which means I’m awake until 8:15pm or later, which will give me just enough time to do at least 15 – 20 minutes of productive work before I get a full night’s sleep again. When you have at least two hours of sleep, you’re in a higher level of alertness and are more likely to be able accomplish your work quickly.

2. If I Have To Wake Up And Do Work At Noon, I’m Doing Great

If I have to make an appointment to do some work at 11am on Friday, I’m out of time. I have to have at least 8 hours of sleep, as this is the time my body needs when waking in the morning. So if I need to make an appointment at 10:30am, that’s when I have to be awake for just the right amount of time to hit the ground running.