Ya, ya. Sleep. We all seem to know how important it is, but do we really know why? During the past week, how many nights were you able to get the recommended 8 hours of sleep? Are you making sleep a priority in your life? Let’s all shut our computers down and turn our lights out together with my #Sleep8 challenge and book club in July.Want to feel better in less than a day? Join me in #sleep8 challenge Click To Tweet
My Sleep Story
My sleep quality comes and goes. There are nights when my sleep is interrupted (thank you, toddlers) and in sum total, it’s about 6 hours of good sleep. I can feel it the next day in my energy and mood. Cranky-Mc-crankypants comes out when I’m tired and as much as I love my coffee, I can’t (and won’t) use it as some lack-of-sleep pill. If I miss a few days in a row of good sleep, I eventually crash and get a solid 10 to make up for lost Z’s. I’m OK with imperfect sleep, but I remain committed to setting the boundaries I need to make my bedtime a joyful (not stressful) activity.
Why This Book?
Whenever it comes to making decisions between, work, family and our health, time is our most valuable and limited resource. Some people might even sacrifice their sleeping hours to pull an almost all-nighter, thinking that it will make them more successful and responsible in life. That mindset is so far from the truth, in fact the lack of sleep can affect our appetite, desire and our interest to exercise, not to mention the over reliance on caffeine the next day!
Getting those 7-8 hours of sleep makes us healthier, better at our jobs and it also allows us to connect with the deeper part of ourselves, improving our ability to make wise choices and to practice body kindness. The Sleep Revolution book, will motivate and help you get those 8 hours of sleep you need!
- You’ll learn how sleep can impact our ability to make wise decisions with food
- How our body recovers during sleeping
- How technology makes it difficult to sleep and why
- What foods and drinks to avoid before sleeping
Sleep with Me in July
I know how sometimes the “no sleep” mentality can get in our way, when we push through the constant fatigue, whispering “I’ll sleep when I’m dead”, as if that’s suppose to make the deprivation justifiable.
Sleep is essential for our health, like all the other things we do– eat well, exercise, socialize, etc., which is why I’m inviting everyone in on my new #sleep8 challenge and to read The Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington.
Nobody is perfect, but we can all try to be consistent with sleep. Join me in a personal challenge to rest, rest, rest every day for the month of July.
Use the #sleep8 hashtag everywhere on social. Follow it for my best sleep tips. Show me YOUR messy bed. (I showed you mine!) Most of all, commit to making sleep a priority, not only in your mind, but in your actions. Let’s all shut our computers down and turn our lights out together.Nobody is perfect, but we can all try to be consistent with sleep. #sleep8 challenge Click To Tweet
Listen To Arianna Huffington- The “No Sleep” Mentality Is False!
See You In Bed!
Let’s do this, people. #Sleep8
A positive antidote to the diet obsessed world, Body Kindness is grounded in the “radical” idea that health begins by being good to yourself and changing your habits is about love. Because you can’t hate yourself healthy.
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