When I realized I wasn’t a machine
My name is Jason. Let me share with you a story that is probably familiar to a lot of you and how I became a sleep coach.
About 5 years ago, I was 31 years old and running my own company. I was busy. Very busy. My typical day looked like this:
I would wake up early, pound some coffee, drive around all day taking care of my clients while stopping off for either more coffee or energy drinks. I would get home between 6-7pm see my daughter for an hour before she went to bed, eat some dinner, and then head to the home office to answer emails, place orders, and do bookkeeping. Finally, around 12-1am I would crawl into bed trying not to wake my wife and wait for that alarm to go off again at 5:30am.
Does that sound familiar? I was able to roll with this for a few years, until changes started happening. I started gaining weight around my stomach and losing strength. I started to forget appointments and forget to return phone calls to clients. Every client started to irritate me, even ones I had previously enjoyed. I started making more mistakes at work that were costing the company money. I was coming home and being short tempered with my wife. I developed digestion issues. I was bloated even if I hadn’t eaten. Lastly, I became depressed and uninterested in most things, not finding joy in much. I was just going through the motions.
Changes had to be made because this life wasn’t working for me or my family. I became focused on my health looking for answers. Sleep, nutrition, and stress were all red flags. I created a system for myself to build habits that were supportive of my body. I prioritized sleep and eating healthier and found stress management techniques that worked for me. When I prioritized sleep the other parts – eating healthier and managing my stress – became easier.
After a few months of this I noticed all of the negatives I was experiencing begin to reverse.
My interest in the power of sleep and nutrition was sparked!
Fast forward a few years, and we decided to enlarge the family and had a son. It was then that we decided I would stay home with the kids and pursue my new passion of sleep and nutrition.
I wanted to take my experiences of being a workaholic, business owner, and new parent with poor sleep and find a way to teach others how I had improved my sleep, so that I was getting more sleep and higher quality sleep. This allowed me to be a better father, husband, and overall human being.
Now I want to help you improve your sleep and sleep quality because it is the single most important thing you can do for your health. Instead of sleep being whatever you have left over in the day, it is time to flip it to being what everything else is centered around.
As a sleep coach, let’s work together to build your sleep skills.