For many years I have been getting away with 5 or 6 hours of low-quality sleep a day. I thought I was doing just fine. But as I've gotten older and hopefully a bit wiser, I've started to question whether that's really true.
Do I really need to sacrifice sleep, feeling groggy and underperforming, being irritable and mentally slow, just to "fit everything in"? And what the heck is this "everything" anyway? Why do I feel compelled to be a part of it all?
For me, the answer is not anymore. I'm better off being 100% clear in my thinking and actions on a small number of things I want to achieve, and dropping everything else that doesn't serve me.
My non-negotiable commitment for 2023 is to become the strongest, physically and mentally, that I've ever been in my whole life. Staying up late watching Netflix, sleeping poorly and forcing myself out of bed for a non-productive training run that's not going to jump-start my day, doesn't serve me.
So, let's make a giant note and drop that going forward.