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90-minute sleep rule to wake up feeling awesome: Tip Thursday [#NaBloPoMo Day 12] - YQtravelling
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90-minute sleep rule to wake up feeling awesome: Tip Thursday [#NaBloPoMo Day 12]

(AKA How I control time.)

[In the month of November, I’m blogging for 30 days straight-NOT REALLY!!!!-as part of #NaBloPoMo. Check out the archives.]

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Recently, I started sleeping according to the 90-minute rule. It’s based on the idea that sleep cycles are in 90-minute chunks. If you wake up at the end of the 90-minute chunk, you will feel refreshed. (Read the link for a better definition.)

Because I have nothing to lose, I did just that.

I set my sleep at six hours. When the alarm rings (or when I wake up before the alarm), I get out of the bed and start the day.

Usually, I wake up with an hour to spare before my past wake-up time of 7:34am. That means I have an extra hour to spend in my room. That extra hour out of nowhere makes me happy.

Sometimes I write, sometimes I do a bit of work and sometimes I end up having nothing to do.

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When I have nothing to do, I start preparing for work. I reach the office with half-an-hour before work officially starts. And I use this time to have breakfast at the coffeeshop at the ground floor of the building.

I really like this new routine. I feel that I’m not controlled by time (MUST WAKE UP AT 7:34AM! GET YOUR ASS OUT THE DOOR BEFORE 8AM!). Instead, I get to do thing around time.

Unfortunately, I haven’t figured out a way of controlling time during my work hours. I’ll have to figure that part out.

If you have any lifehacks for time management, please share them with me!

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More about Liau Yun Qing

Yun Qing is a writer, improviser and curious person. She loves finding little adventures in life. In 2013, she went on a 130-day round-the-world trip. She wrote a book to help those who also want to go on a career break.

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