Okay, late night blogging sessions have already lost their luster for me. Wait, I never did dig them very much! I'm going to have to make a change. I must say, writing when all other things are off your plate, does feel good. But, not getting enough sleep...this does NOT feel good. So how to address this dilemma? Which one has negative consequences in the short AND long term?
Lack of sleep is detrimental for your body and health. Your body does important rejuvenation work when you are sleeping. When you sleep less, you rejuvenate less. Eventually, this catches up with you. For some the affects can take longer, but for others , they could start suffering immediately....
For me, lack of sleep has become a norm, when raising my children. If you are not sleeping enough, whatever your reason, then you have to ask, how do you help your body rejuvenate when you can only get a few hours of rest a night, instead of the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep?
I try to take short breaks throughout the day. I will brew a hot cup of tea and close my eyes for a few seconds. Do a sun salutation as the sun streams through my windows. My kids enjoy when I am doing this too! When they takes a nap, and if I don't have too many things piled up on my desk, I will take a hot steaming shower, or meditate. I call these my mini-vacations. Before I started taking mini-vacations, I thought I was going to lose my mind. The mini-vacations really do wonders for helping me feel rested and taken care of. As a solopreneur, I am the biggest asset for my company. So staying alert, and aware, as well as participating, and listening all require my best self, a healthy me!
Now it's your turn. Tell me, how do you take the time you need to rejuvenate? And.. what's your favorite act of rejuvenation?
Here's to your Illumination!