Ah ha! Eureka! I think I’ve figured out how to get good sleep on a regular basis — I need to turn myself (well, my life, anyway) into a science experiment.
I need decent motivation to get to bed at a decent hour each night, but that has been eluding me. I’ve tried everything, from reward to punishment, and nothing’s working. What to do, to ensure I follow my own good judgment and do the right thing?
Here’s what to do — design a 30-day experiment, where I track my level of alertness and ability to cope each day that I get a decent amount of sleep. I’ve been working on a deficit for months, now, and I can’t even remember what it feels like to be rested. So, if I arrange things so that I DO get to bed at a decent hour, and I track my progress and experience closely, with absolute devotion to the scientific method and carefully controlled test conditions, I might just be able to pull it off.
Here’s hoping I don’t blow anything up
So, I’ll come up with a tracking sheet where I can log my sleep and experiences, and amass a body of information about the whole experience.
I may blog about it, too, as I go. We’ll see…