But, and there is always a but – if you are unable to do it, why should we bother? I did manage to get eight hours of sleep some nights. I also said “no” and canceled some weekend activities. People trying to quit smoking are not always successful in their first attempt, but the key is to set the intention and to work. My experience last week taught me not to overschedule myself when possible. This week’s calendar is relatively light. I will try again for my eight hours of sleep.
What’s next? I am going to start small. Getting my eight hours of sleep will help me to prioritize what is essential. I am also going to accept and respect other people’s choices. If they say they do not need my help, I believe them and enjoy my rest. Why do you do what you do? What do you want to accomplish? Will you enjoy it? No matter what next week’s topic involves, I hope you all will hold me accountable until I reach six out of seven restful nights. You do not have to be perfect, but you do have to get started.