Need to get 8 hours of sleep


My husband has been telling me for the past 2- 3 years that he is worried about me because I stay up late and don’t get enough sleep. He’s right. I am 67 years old and I want to live a long time and enjoy good health. In fact, I have read it’s bad for your physical and cognitive health.

Some nights I go bed on time but mostly I don’t. I putter around the house, get on my phone, iPad listen to podcasts, take a hot bath, do laundry and eat.  I feel like I am rewarding myself since 8- 4:30 pm I am at work. My commute is an hour each way. I feel like I want time to do what I want to do late at night.

I work out before work.  I like that part of my day.  It gives me energy & helps my mental health but if I really wanted to help myself in the long run I would go to bed earlier.

C I go to bed at 10:30 or 11 pm and get up at 4:15 am
T I should be getting 7.5 -8 hours of sleep
F Undisciplined
A Snack, listen to podcasts, listen to the radio, do laundry, take a hot bath go to bed after 9 pm
R Not enough rest, not being kind to myself

I want to get to I am kind to myself or I love myself! I do what is best for me.

Future me:

C I go to bed at 9 pm
T I love myself
F …. Discipline?
A Start getting ready for bed at 8 pm
R ….

Can you help?