I got more rest this week than I have in the past several weeks (individually, not collectively haha). I slept for more than nine hours almost on a daily basis. I still feel like there’s a sleep deficit, though, so I’m going to continue prioritising sleep this week. In fact, I just finished working on my Q4 plans, and getting adequate sleep is right on top of my list of goals. I aim to make eight hours of sleep on a daily basis a non-negotiable.
I have been listening to Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker. I figured that if I’m going to be taking sleep seriously, I might as well read a book about it. I’m curious to understand the science behind sleep and why we need it.
Week 40 – Integrity
When I Googled the word, the following definitions showed up:
- the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles.
- the state of being whole and undivided.
My process of going about picking a value every Thursday evening or Friday morning is this: I think about the sort of week I’d like to experience (both externally and internally) and let the answer intuitively come up. Then I think about the value that would most help me have such an experience and run with it. I focus on the sort of gut-level reaction I have to the sound of a particular value. If there’s deep resonance at an emotional level, if I feel a sense of rightness, I run with it.
This morning, I felt like I wanted to experience a week where the various parts of me worked together in harmony. I wanted to feel whole – like there was one voice guiding me as opposed to several opposing ones. I also wanted to feel like I was living in a way that honored my own boundaries and I didn’t betray myself. Integrity captured the essence of what I wanted beautifully.
Every day, I’m going to think about how I can practice this value in my life. I might choose to journal about it if I wish to. I mostly see myself taking action in accordance with this value, whatever that might look like. I’m going to keep a log of what that looks like.