Final Question of the Week
“What did you learn during this challenge, and how will you be incorporating that into your everyday life after the challenge is over?” —Coach O.
I’ve learned so much in these challenges it’s difficult to highlight just one thing. One aspect that is different about the “Level Up Challenge” is that we had to log our sleep patterns, and I appreciate the value of a good nights sleep now more than ever. Growing up and all through college I took a certain pride in getting by with minimal sleep. I’m not exactly sure how much sleep people should get. It’s different for everyone obviously, but the common consensus seems to be about 8 hours. Well, if 8 hours is the average, there are some people who need less and some people who need more. This challenge has taught me to accept the fact that I may be one of the people who needs an above average amount of sleep. I’ve slept a lot during this challenge. Not drinking and getting to bed early has meant quality sleep, and if I don’t set an alarm I can slumber for 9 hours no problem. Letting my body get the rest it needs has been eye opening and I intend to continue to value my sleep after this challenge. It’s greatly increased my quality of life, and if getting an extra 30 minutes of sleep means I’ll feel better for the 16 hours I’m awake, then it’s a no brainer. Get your rest, whatever it is you’re staying up for, can wait ‘til tomorrow.