The Tome of Habits

The Tome of Habit is a journal of essential habits that Sri is developing one at a time in support of achieving Sri-ness.

The Habit of Sleep

started late december 2020

The first habit is regular sleep, so Sri is rested and able to apply the limited amount of disciplined energy she possesses.

  • Stop working at 6PM
  • Sleep Prep Alarm at 945PM
  • Stop passive video binging after 10PM
  • In bed by 11PM

Observations

feb 03, 2021 – Stopping work early (5PM or 6PM) gives me 6-7 hours to purely goof-off, and by 11-12 I am ready to go to sleep. A problem though is not turning off the brain to sleep at 11, but going to 1-2AM, because I’m binge-watching something. Being able to exercise control over binging would be a possible new habit, the habit of disciplined starting/stopping.

feb 16, 2021 – Recently I’ve started to wind down well before 945PM. To try to capture early morning work hours, I’ve adjust the “go to sleep” alarm from 945PM to 845PM. Combined with stopping “productive work” at 5PM or 6PM to eat and wind-down, this seems like a sustainable pace. Not as much is getting done, but maybe it’s a good balance.