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Sleep On It: The Benefits Of A Good Slumber

Just 5 More Minutes!

Do you wake up always asking yourself for just 5 more minutes? It’s tempting to sleep all day even when you don’t necessarily need it. Usually people just want to sleep in, but they get up anyway. Because let’s face it, you can’t get anything on your to-do list done if you are sleeping the day away!

But what if you ACTUALLY DO NEED IT? That’s right, I said it! What if you actually do need to recharge your batteries? Will you listen or keep charging through because you have to get that one thing done for the day?

I know that for some people, it might be easy to sleep a little more. For others however, it can be extremely hard. I know, because I am one of those people. I LOVE getting things done and crossed off the list!

So what do you do when you have something to do but are mentally and physically exhausted? Well, how about you SLEEP ON IT? Seriously. You and your well being are way more important than any task that is waiting to be crossed off on your list!

Take me for example: I have been planning a yard sale for a while now. It has been lingering over my head and I have been wanting to get it over with for quite some time. However, there is a lot of preparation that goes into having a yard sale. You have to clean and price every item, then move everything to catch the potential buyer’s eye on the big day! It. Is. Exhausting…. So exhausting, that I woke up on the day I was planning on having my sale, I said “NOPE! Not Today…” I’m not ashamed to say that I crawled back into bed, pushed all of my to-dos aside and did a whole-lot-of-NOTHIN’! And let me tell you that it was the best decision I made for myself.

You only have one body, so when it is telling you to take a break. Take The Break!

What Else Is Sleep Good For?

If you didn’t already know, getting some more rest also comes with other benefits too. The power of a good sleep can:

  • Help with maintaining or losing weight. As someone with years of experience as a Personal Trainer, I know this might sound silly, but it’s true.
  • Can help clear your mind and recharge your mind, body and soul!
  • Supports a healthy immune system. So it is super important to Slow Down and Stop for the day if you need it. Because it could be your body telling you that you need some rest to fight off a possible cold attacking your system!
  • It can improve your motor skills, making it safer for you and people around you. Car accidents, workplace injuries and home accidents are highly probable when your body is feeling groggy.
  • And my personal favorite: It can add in creativity and problem solving!!!

Doing Nothing Is A GOOD Thing!

Did you know that? Doing nothing and sleeping on something can unlock your creativity? When you turn off all of the distractions that are constantly coming at you for just one day, it gives your mind the chance to expand! Which means, you could start getting those “ah-ha!” moments after taking just one day to sit around, sleep and do nada! It’s Freaking Magic!!!

Yes, it might feel awkward doing nothing all day and you might even feel bad for not getting anything done. Again, I know because it happens to me too… When those thoughts do start to creep in though, just remember that you are doing something VERY important. You are investing in your own well being! 

Don’t Feel Guilty…

The truth is that the world is continually changing and because of that we have to be careful. We start measuring our self worth by looking at how much stuff we have accumulated and/or what we have accomplished over the years. Yes it is good to strive for all of your aspirations in life, but don’t let it consume you so much that you start to get anxiety for not accomplishing everything you set out to do this week. Take a deep breath, watch a movie, take a nap, or take a bath to invest in your self care for a day. Heck, do all of it if you want! However you decide to spend your day off will be perfect.  So go ahead, you have my permission to do absolutely nothing today if that’s what you need. You deserve it!

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By: Shannon Scott

Hi, I'm Shannon! A performer and motivator who has always loved to make others smile through the art of entertainment. Thanks for taking the time to read my posts, listen to my podcast and following me for motivation! Best wishes my friend. Keep smiling and NEVER give up!

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