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hmm...does anyone have good advice on how to fix a offset sleep pattern? i have this gradual shift most winters - currently it's something like 8am to 3pm? which, in winter, is kind of ok - i'm freelance and a creature of the night anyway. but now spring is near and i'd like to see some more daylight. in the past i could easily force myself into a different rhythm, but right now i'm really struggling 😐

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@aurora You have mentioned living with lots of nature around you. And since it's getting brighter outside, you can use that. Get sun exposure as much as you can, it will make you tired in the evening.

Use herbal teas in the late afternoon to prepare for a quiet evening.

Work your body during the day if you can. Physical exhaustion will also help.
Be gentle to yourself though. And don't push yourself too hard.

@aurora You could force yorself off screen after midnight and redshift also helps a little or ... stay awake way longer with some mate or coffee?!
πŸ™ƒ

@culicid ok, i already failed the first part 😁 i've been using redshift for a long time now, but i'm not really sure if i actually notice a difference. and yeah, i tried the staying awake thing, that kind of worked in the past - now it just fucks me up and i'm back to the same pattern after 3 days. 😢

@aurora
I bet you already came across this, but in case not ... or forgotten:

artofmanliness.com/articles/fa

At least it's has a large excerpt of Relax & Win. Woulb be amazing as a recording. 😌😴

@aurora my alarm is set to go to sleep. I have a routine all the way until I shut off the lights. For a long while I didn't have an alarm to wake up. I ended up consistently waking up at the same time in the morning (+/- 15 minutes).

It does take a few weeks but I keep up the routine all year long

@luis a consistent schedule is a really nice thing to have, you're absolutely right. :) i try to keep one, but unfortunately it gets messed up whenever i get stressed or anxious, and i have a hard time getting back to it.

@aurora That I do understand. You do what you can on the days that you can. When it doesn't work out there's nothing to forgive. Move on to the next day.

(this is advice to myself πŸ™ƒ )

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