Is it possible that I've already adapted? This is the second 4 hour period in a row where I feel great. I'd say that I feel maybe 15% foggy, but overall pretty great. I would definitely be comfortable driving a car.
In fact, I've been working on 16'x12' post it note mosaic on one of my walls, so once stores are open I'll go drive and get some more post its.
I think that eating in the beginning of every period has helped.
I need to make awesome names for each period, since afternoon, evening, and morning aren't good enough.
I'm thinking :
7pm-11pm - Tynoon
11pm-3am - Black Tyme
3am-7am - Herbling
7am-11am - Morning
11am-3pm - Afternoon
3pm-7pm - Evening
Wow... those are great. Especially the first three.
My house is really clean right now. Cleaning is an awesome time to make the hours pass by. I'm awake enough that I'm going to try watching a movie, though. Wow, I feel great.
Last week, when I was talking about making instant habitual change, I gave the example of turning of the computer at 11pm to avoid staying up late and sleeping in. This has been a pretty awesome change for me, so I want to go into a bit more detail.
The rule is simple. Computer is off at 11pm, even if I'm mid sentence in a conversation. No exceptions, no excuses. I've stuck to this 100% since starting 3 weeks ago or so. I'm definitely receiving the intended benefit of going to bed early, but along with it have come a bunch of other benefits that I hadn't counted on.
I used to believe in the idea that there are morning people and night people. I think it's much more nurture than nature, now. I wake up consistently before 9am, wide awake. I go to sleep tired around midnight. I was the epitome of a night owl, and now I'm definitely not. There are some downsides, like not being able to stay up all night to finish something, but they haven't had much of an impact on me. If you're a night owl and want to try being an early bird for a while, figure out what's keeping you awake and force yourself to stop it at a certain time every night.
It's amazing how good best practices are, and it's sadly too easy to get away from them. I planned Day 33 the night before:
1. Plan Mongolia logistics 2. Shopify 3. Review goals 4. Do weekly review, set tasks for next M-F 5. Blog post 6. Gym 7. Reading
Note it was only 7 objectives, and only 3 of them were "hard" or otherwise not automatic. That works much better -- trying to go overboard on too many things often leads to none of them getting done. Here's how the day went --
Awake: 10:15AM (8 hours)
1:15PM: Set all travel plans for Mongolia, bought flights, figured out train timetables, etc. (180 travel-planning)