Day 23: Go to bed 1/2 hour earlier than normal so you can wake up refreshed.
The Blurb: Sleep is magical! I love the Irish proverb above and I believe it. Today’s challenge is to give your body an extra half hour break. It makes such a difference when you’re able to get the rest you need. The Mayo Clinic recommends that adults get 7-8 hours of sleep a night. Getting enough sleep will increase your memory, lower your stress, boost your immune system, increase your physical abilities, reduce inflammation, sharpen your attention and reduce depression.
Keeping It Real: Getting enough sleep gives you the mental break you need to reset your system. I wish I was one of those people who could fall right asleep the minute my head hits the pillow. But I’m more like this guy…
I’m getting better over the years, and I appreciate my sleep much more than I used to. If you’re having trouble falling asleep, sometimes a meditation exercise can calm your mind. Or maybe a story will help you relax- here’s one I wrote. Make arrangements to get that extra half hour of sleep tonight.
I’m a go-go-go kind of girl, so I know I’ll appreciate my extra half an hour of sleep. I’m already excited for it!
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Thanks for taking the time to participate in the “30 Days to Love Yourself Project!” I hope you’re enjoying these tips as we get closer to Valentines Day. See you tomorrow!