Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Extolling the Virtues of Sleep

Sleep is so unfairly ridiculed. Admit it, when was the last time you felt cool for going to bed early? Everyone thinks they have to stay up all night and go, go, go. Sleep does not make you weak or lazy. Sleep makes you strong and healthy.

Now everyone who knows me will say that I'm no night owl. I'm always the first one to call it a night. But lately, I've been embracing my fuddy-duddy ways to the fullest. In the past few weeks, I've been going to bed with the kids at 9:30. Amazing things have started to happen. First of all, I recover from workouts faster, my mood is great, and I don't find myself bored and looking for ice cream late at night. The best part about it is that my body has harmonized with the day. I wake up slowly as the light creeps into the room at dawn. No blaring alarm necessary. It is so peaceful and really sets the tone for the whole day. I love it.

So get some extra sleep this week and see what it can do for you. It's the best anti-stress tool out there!


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