Sleep: Works Like Magic
We aren’t always particularly skilled at making connections between our habits and the quality of our lives. It is just part of being human. I have been no exception, but as I relax into my 50th year of Iiving, one such association has finally become clear and I’d love to share it with you. If you know about this and already have integrated this invaluable habit, wonderful!
OK, if you could…
- look and feel 5 or 10 years younger,
- be more effective at work,
- share your unique gifts with the world around you freely and generously every day,
- be kinder to your family and friends,
- experience an explosion in your own creativity,
- improve your ability to keep unwanted pounds away,
- feel more satisfied and have an increase in your overall well-being and health,
…would all that be worth changing just one habit?
You probably said Yes, but maybe you are more cautious than that and said: it depends on the habit.
What’s the habit? Getting a good night’s rest—seemingly so simple and so obvious, but it really works.
What is enough sleep?
30% of Americans get less than 6 hours sleep and that’s up against the recommended 7 or 8.
In the moment that you decide to stay up a little longer for whatever reason seems to make sense in that moment—even though you are exhausted, you could ask yourself: Is the quality of my life worth giving into this powerful message from my body? Although I have more to do, have I done enough today?