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Going to Bed Early

This past week I’ve been making it a point to go to bed early. For me, early means by 10pm at the latest, earlier if possible.

Normally I’ll be up until 11 or sometimes midnight on the computer.

I know that when I go to bed early, it is easier to wake up at a reasonable time without an alarm. When I wake at a reasonable time I’m more likely to get my training done in the morning and get to work earlier. When I get to work earlier I tend to get some big things done right away before meetings take over. When I get a few big things done at work every day I just feel good. When I feel good I end up being a more effective yoga teacher (when I teach after work on Mondays) and more pleasant when I interact with friends and family.

Overall, going to bed early has a massive and positive ripple effect throughout the rest of my day. It’s worth doing.


  1. As a single Mom of two energetic youngsters, I have become a bit of a night owl the past two years. However, after a few days of vacation(I was able to go to sleep at the same time as my little ones-guilt free-8-8:30pm), I must echo your ruminations; going to bed at or before 10 p.m. typically makes for a more productive, happy day for all. I enjoy my quiet/alone time at night, but uninterrupted yoga, devotions, and tea in the morning before the kiddos arise wins out every time! Oh my…look at the time…Goodnight 🙂

  2. chalus says:

    Going to bed early does set the the pace for a better tomorrow. i usually get to bed around 9:30pm and automatically wake up at 4;30- 5;00 am refreshed and rearing to go. Good point.

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