It’s Bedtime! Day 17of Babystep Challenge To A Peaceful Home

Day 17 of Flylady’s babysteps is to set a bedtime and stick to it. I love this. And I hate it.

I love to sleep. So this is something that I actually want. I want to go to bed at 10 each night and wake at 6 in the morning. Somehow, though, I have trouble getting there on time.

I know that if I can get dinner served on time (6pm), then we can be done by 6:45, I can finish cleaning up by 7:30 (hubby gets kiddos ready for bed). And by 8 when the kids go to bed, I can have some time to myself or to spend with my husband. And then I can get ready for bed no later than 9:30 and to sleep by 10. I know this.

And yet….it doesn’t happen. It’s the dinner at 6 that is the problem. I have a lot of trouble getting dinner prep started on time (probably because I don’t want to stop the nap time and walk away from the computer). But, if I would, many good things would come from it.

I’d get enough sleep AND get time to myself in the evening. It’s a good trade off.

So, I’m going to go to bed on time. Which means I’m going to walk AWAY from the computer at 4 when it’s time to wake the kiddos from their nap. That’s my plan.

And since I make my bed every day, it’s nice and inviting.

Here’s a post I wrote on sleep a while back with interesting facts, including how much sleep different people need.

3 Replies to “It’s Bedtime! Day 17of Babystep Challenge To A Peaceful Home”

  1. This is sisch a good reminder AND so important. Thanks for highlighting it – and GO YOU on your baby steps!

  2. Good luck! It sounds like a great plan. I’m a bit beyond hope in that area. Now that my kids are grown up, I’m up till 3 in the morning often. I actually did set a bedtime of 3am or it gets even later! Of course, I have the excuse that my husband works late (so we spend time together after midnight) and I like to talk to talk to my daughter in England after midnight (7am her time). I don’t have to get up early, though, so it all works out.

  3. Deb-as long as you are getting a full night's sleep and keep it regular, it doesn't really matter the hours. We live in Israel & my husband often does business w/people in the US, so he's up at all hours. I understand. But that doesn't work for me.

    And, it's now 9:29 and I have to go get ready for bed!

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