September Habit #26 I Stayed Healthier After This

Dear FlyLady:

This is the first testimonial I’ve ever sent in.  I wanted to share my experience with the BBR.

I lived in a 100+ year old house in TN for 15 years.  It was a wonderful house in Spring and Autumn, but I could not keep warm in the winter.  I dreaded going to bed because it was so cold on the stairway, and getting in a cold bed isn’t fun, either.  I would procrastinate until I was falling asleep in my chair, then have to get ready for bed while half asleep, usually skipping steps.  I would lay tense and curled up into a ball until I fell asleep, sometimes for an hour or more.  I even got sick a couple of times from not enough sleep.

I eventually bought an electric blanket, and updated my BBR with a reminder to turn it on.  About 9:30 pm, I would go up and turn it on to preheat the bed, then go back downstairs to the bathroom and get ready for bed, then sit and watch a little bit of the 10 o’clock news in the Living Room.   Now, I looked forward to going to bed and being warm, and the warmth would help me relax and fall asleep faster.  I stayed healthier after this, too!

The BBR also helped me be on time for work, because I prepped the night before what I was going to wear, and what I needed to take with me, including my lunch, so I ate healthier, too.

Thanks for giving us the tools to lead better and healthier lives, and for inspiring us to use them!

A FlyBaby in NM now

Rebecca here: This month we are focusing on the before bed routine.

Part of this routine is gathering up everything you need for the following day and putting it in one place. This place is your launch pad. You will be able to grab and go!

Where is your place? Do you have a bag? A water bottle or your office in a bag?

Please share your own tips or stories on the benefits and blessings of the Before Bed Routine.

Send to FlyLady@FlyLady.net with Before Bed Routine in Subject Line.

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