Friday, January 8, 2010

January: My Happiness Project Begins

Sometimes I feel like this girl... so tired that I literally want to fall asleep under my books, but this semester will be different. I've decided to embark on a "Happiness Project" (Don't know what this is? See the post below) I will still post about other things, but I definitely wanted to share a bit about how my project is going. This January I will focus on ways to have more Energy, like Gretchen does in her book. Here are my goals for January... (I tried to make them simple and something that won't be too much of a hassle)

1. Wake up without pressing Snooze
2. Make my bed everyday (So I won't be tempted to fall back asleep)
3. Have a Bedtime Routine
4. Do Yoga, Meditation, or Stretching for 20 min. every day
5. Make the switch from caffeinated coffee to decaf or decaffeinated tea (Coffee on weekends is okay but only one cup)
6. Go to bed early, wake up early.
Aim for Bedtime @ 11:30 on weekdays and Wake up @ 7:30 on weekdays.
Weekends: Be asleep by 1:30, Wake by 9:30

The hardest one for me is the bedtime one. While I usually never pull all nighters on the weekdays, I've definitely stayed up way too late on weekends. Last semester I usually woke up around 8:30 on weekdays to get some homework done, but that was when I had class starting at 11. If I can push my wake up time to even earlier than 7:30 that would be ideal, but I've had an aversion to waking up before 8, so I'm making my goal more attainable for now.
Also, if you guys want a chance to win a copy of Gretchin Rubin's Happiness Project, which inspired this post, go to Snickerdoodles and please mention Chocolate Lemonade when you enter the contest. Good luck!

~ Catie

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Erika said...

Adhering to bedtime rules is such a pain! My schedule changes all the time, which makes my bedtime change, as well!! :)

Jen said...

i'm loving all your january happiness goals. even though i make my bed i still fall back asleep haha :P
good luck with your sleeping times and waking up times!! can't wait to see how your project turns out.

Aury said...

Good luck with your january goals! I'm trying to schedule my life right now and thinking about an appropriate bedtime is important. I know sleeping before midnite is ideal but I don't know if I can actually do it.

Orchid Grey said...

this ousnds like a book I need to read (after pressing snooze five or six times this morning!) I could do all of this except for the Coffee!