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Baby Step #20 Go easy on the bottle

1000babysteps.com #20

She’s baaack!


(A HUGE thanks to a dedicated reader and their digital magic.)


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Baby Step #8 Back to basics!

Naomi sleeps ten hours a night.

In fact, she eats, exercises and sleeps much better than I do.

Why am I lagging behind a 5-month-old in these critical aspects of life and health?

I obviously have much more life experience, and I like nutritious food, breaking a sweat, and getting to bed early.

Yet, unlike Naomi, I automatically do all the less essential things first.

My guess is that all that life experience has actually led to some unconscious confusion about priorities.

And it’s taking a toll on my health, happiness, and even safety. (Yesterday, I left the keys in the door all night.)

I know I’m not alone. Just among my close friends, I can think of two whose sleep debt rivals the national deficit.

If we’re going to be at our best (for ourselves and our peeps), we really need to start doing what’s important. It’s pretty basic stuff, and that’s the point. Babies do it naturally.

Now that I’ve gotten it through my head that these are priorities, I’m pledging to start now and stay strong. I know it’s going to be a battle royal between my conscious and unconscious, but that’s where I hope all that life experience will come in handy. I clearly need all the help I can get in kicking my unconscious mind’s butt.


Your thoughts? Suggestions? Pledges to the world?


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