The more I learn about the value of routine, structure and repetitive behavior as vital parts of making sure my two-year-old is in bed at the right time to maintain household sanity, the more I realize my sanity is not a result of those desperate hours of peaceful bliss that come thereafter. Instead, they are tied to my own ability to have routine, structure and repetitive behavior before my head hits the pillow. There is a connection to behavioral issues associated with children who don’t operate on a consistent routine because structure provides security.
Why should we think we are any different?
The more I read about sleep the more I realize how much I take it for granted. The more I read about the body’s response to repetition and routine the more I realize how much I take it for granted.
Coffee. Fitness. Hard work. All good things in my book.
None of them do for your performance what sleep does.
Create a “go to bed” routine. You’ll wake up a different you.