1- How do you plan your evening routine to allow you to wake up early?
I try to get 7 hrs sleep at a minimum which means bed by 9:30 (often earlier) for a 4:30 wakeup! However, I do not always succeed. Sometimes I sleep less and then I might get a little extra sleep the next night. I have no shame about a 30 minute nap (at home or at work!) when I need it, too.
I also usually have one morning of ‘sleeping in’ until 7-8 am. This feels super decadent and often is 9 hrs of sleep. I recognize none of this is what the sleep textbooks say to do, but it works for me!
I want to note that I could not have done this (and DID NOT do it) when my kids were much younger and I had unpredictable (or early) mornings. I still got up early some days, but not as early and not as consistently. Currently the kids usually get up around the time I am done with my workout and often we have to wake them rather than the other way around.
2- Received an audio question from a listener named Elizabeth on planning around menstrual cycles – she realizes as a cycling adult it has helped her to be much more aware and to actually plan around how she might expect to feel at various points in her cycle.
Love this and totally agree in the power of hormonal fluctuations to impact our mood + energy. I actually kind of gave up fighting this and take hormonal medication to kind of . . prevent those swings as I found them SO debilitating but obviously that is a very personal choice!
All things I got in DC at Urban Dwell in Adams Morgan.
1- Midi Notebooks (set of 3) from Flame Tree Publishing
These are SO PRETTY!
2- EC Petite Meal Planner – here it is in action!
Fun fact: once I have made the list I usually find I have it memorized so I just double check at the end of my shopping trip. This time I had everything except the goat cheese!
EC Referral Code is here if you would like to use it!
Interesting experience to write on stone. I have to say I prefer paper, but my Energel Clena worked better than my usual (these days) Pilot Juice Up!
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