Updated: Jun 14, 2019
6:10 AM Wake-up
It's been a hot week. Hotter than a typical Bay Area hot.
It always amuses me when the Bay Area natives complain about the heat when it's 87 degrees outside.
But this was not one of those weeks.
It topped triple digits multiple times. And I'm not complaining. Personally, I like it hot. However, nobody likes it when it's 92 degrees upstairs in your bedroom at bedtime because you don't have A/C. It makes it pretty difficult to get comfortable.
Fortunately, we have a mattress that we can pull downstairs to sleep on in the living room. Crisis averted. Discomfort managed, to some extent. It's not the best sleeping arrangement, but at least we don't have to wake up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat.
I haven't maintained my anti-snooze campaign, and use the poor quality of sleep to justify it to myself. However, writing my excuse down on paper just exposes my own lack of discipline, and I need to hold myself accountable to getting up when the alarm goes off.
Uncomfortable situations are a fact of life. I have let my current one disrupt my self-discipline. And here I am calling myself out in order to keep myself in check.
It's easy to fall back on bad habits, especially during times of adversity or discomfort because they are familiar. Don't fall for their traps. That being said, it's not the end of the world if you slip, provided that you hold yourself accountable to getting back on the right track.
Don't make excuses. Don't complain.
Do what you know you need to do in order to be better.