This is my new monthly progress post, but as I did progress posts for two years up to 2009 I wanted to call this something different and came up with something a little cheesy. Unlike my previous posts these are going to focus on two areas I’m looking to improve this year, my sleep and reading self improvement books.
Improving my sleep
My one resolution this year is to improve my sleep as I believe it will lead to improvements such as waking with more energy, feeling happier and healthier. I’m recording the time I go to bed because I hope the earlier I go to bed the earlier I’ll fall asleep.
January is the benchmark for the rest of the year and it certainly shows variability! Yes I know the time on the side access is twelve hours out, but that is so it plots properly. The latest time was 01:28 and the earliest 21:51 (when I wasn’t feeling well) with an average time of 12:13. The only pattern I’ve found is it appears I go to bed earlier at the weekends (Friday, Saturday or Sunday) and that is the exciting parent life I live. I get a good idea of the duration of sleep as we have a Sense sleep tracker a project we supported on Kickstarter (watch my unpacking video) and the duration is also hugely variable, ranging from 3.6 to 8.2 hours!
Self improvement books
I’m currently reading May cause miracles* by Gabrielle Bernstein which conveniently had the most votes in my which self improvement book should I read next poll because it is a library book so I will need to return it soon. I’m finding it a slower read than most books because it is a 6 week course with something to read each morning and an exercise in the evening so you can’t complete it in a few sittings; and I admit I’ve delayed doing some of the evening exercises by a day or two.
Have you read it? Or are you reading it at the moment?
I’ve removed this book from the poll, and I’m looking with interest at what my next book maybe, there is certainly an interesting variety in the next most popular books*:
- Finding your own north star – Marth Beck
- Platform – Michael Hyatt
- Hidden messages – Elizabeth Pantley
- Think and grow rich – Napolean Hill
- Be your own fairytale – Alison Davies
- Happier at home – Gretchen Rubin
- Multiple streams of income – Allen
- Write it down, make it happen – Henriette Klausser
How are you doing with your resolutions? How are you tracking your progress?
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