Sleep More (220/365)
The National Sleep Foundation suggests that the average adult should get 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night.
For a long time, six to six and a half hours was a pretty typical night for me. I would go to bed at a reasonable time (between 10 and 11), but I would read for a while and then Im usually awakened by a child around six in the morning.
The child awakening is still ongoing in my life, but today I try to have the lights off by 10.
Why? I make better decisions when Ive had a full night of sleep. Without that, I tend to spend more money.
Here are some examples of what Im talking about.
If Im not well-rested, Ill find my defense mechanisms against impulsive buying are much lower. Ill buy a book on the Kindle, even though I have several books from the library that Im looking forward to... [via The Simple Dollar]