Welcome to the twelfth episode of The Sandbox, a podcast for the 20-something who wants to live the best version of their life and are seeking the skills, strategy, and mindset to do just that.
Today’s guest is Lee Chambers, a Workplace Wellness Consultant that wants to help people live a healthier version of themselves. At a critical time in his life with a young child and a pregnant wife at home, he lost the ability to walk. After 11 months of rehabilitation, he regained mobility and decided to start a coaching business called Essentialise. During our conversation, Lee shares advice on practical ways to improve your sleep including caffeine curfews and bedroom optimization.
This episode is perfect for someone who has big dreams and needs a lot of energy to accomplish them. I hope you enjoy it!
[2:17] Why Lee started Essentialise
[8:08] How Lee responded when he lost the ability to walk
[20:25] Lee’s thoughts on the culture around sleep deprivation
[31:16] Strategies for balancing coffee and alcohol with sleep optimization
[36:30] How to redesign your bedroom to optimize your sleep
[9:52] You get a lot of time to reflect when you’re stuck in a hospital bed and can’t move
[12:06] By the time she’s walking, god dammit I’m going to be walking too
[25:03] In the past 10 years people have started to realize sleep is the fundamental driver of health and performance
[37:55] Your bedroom should be for sleep and sex
[45:05] We don’t even embrace boredom anymore
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