I’ve been dealing with sleep issues for the last couple of years. I can fall asleep like the best ‘em them. But my quality of sleep hasn’t been great. Honestly, I’m still trying to figure it out. My best guess is allergies, not breathing well at night.
The reason I’m telling you this is I made a mistake. A simple mistake, but one easily made. Instead of focusing on the main issue—my quality of sleep— I tried to optimize everything else around it.
My sleep hygiene is on point. Cold room temperature, bed, blackout shades, Magnesium citrate, air filter—the works. But as nice and beneficial as those are, it doesn’t address the underlying problem. Instead of optimizing everything to death first, I should get an at-home sleep study and figure out what the real issue is so I can focus on solving it.
When you’re dealing with a problem—be it health, work, relationships— take a moment to think of the underlying issues that are bothering you.
Optimizations all the minute details won’t necessarily move the needle.
Save yourself some time and get to the heart of things, instead of tiptoeing around it.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1043
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