day 27 fitbit sleep challenge

Day 27 – 30 days: get 8 hours of sleep

Today has been day 27 of my challenge to get 8 hours of sleep for 30 days straight.

It was monday, another day at the office followed by chores and errands at home and researching about some things I’ll announce soon 😉

Every day I’ll share my FitBit Surge sleep data. Aside from that, I want to document how I’m doing in terms of changing my habits:

  • No more screens, from 1 hour before bedtime.
  • Go for a 15 minute walk during the day.
  • No coffee after noon.
  • Use my thoughts to get to a place of gratitude before I go to sleep and when I wake up.

Day 27: 8hrs 02min

I reached my goal.

fitbit sleep data day 27

Okay, it says 8 hours and 2 minutes.

I went to sleep quite late, knowing I could get up a little later than usual since I’m working from home.

I finished doing some research at night and went for a 3 to 4K run at 11PM in the rain.

It felt good.

My phone charger was corrupt so I woke up later than expected which got me to that 8 hours, haha.

But look at all those restless bars.

I was being tortured by a mosquito last night.

It also shows one pink bar, where I was awake! I even remember it, I was consciously awake when I reached all the way over to the end of my bed to grab my blanket that had slipped off the bed.

All in all, I was “restless” for 53 minutes! That’s pretty crazy.

No more screens, 1 hour before bedtime

I reached my goal.

I went outside, jogged and relaxed at home without using my phone.

Go for a 15 minute walk

I reached my goal.fitbit step data day 27
I went for the usual lunch-walk with a colleague of mine.

It was a little more challenging to go this day, because it had been raining and it was just looking kind of cold and wet outside, but we went anyway.

We managed to stay out of the rain that poored down shortly after we arrived back at the office!

No coffee after noon

I reached my goal.

No biggie.

Be in a place of gratitude

I reached my goal.

While running at night, I still thought about all the things that kept me busy that day.

But after finishing my run, I walked around, caught my breath and really calmed down in the park close to my house. I took a while to sit down and let some thoughts fly by before consciously calling out things in my day and in my past and future that I am grateful for. I kind of experimented with just picking up things from that day as well as using Preston Smiles’ gratefulness mantra I talked about earlier.

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