First of all, thank you! I got such a great response from the last blog post and little email. All of your words meant the world to me and put a smile on my face, so thank you!
So, this post is kind of in succession to the previous one, because since the move and since life hasn’t quite settled back into a routine (still in this lovely season!), I’m going to talk on sleep.
I don’t know about anyone else, but it seems like every time we move, which we did about a year ago to our first house, I get SUPER tired. Like, I’m normally pretty good (Kylon disagrees) at waking up to my alarm, but since moving, unless I’m leaving early in the morning to drive to Yakima, I sleep. I mean like, dead to the world, sleep.
Maybe it’s just the clean, quiet mountain air, or maybe my body is really needing it.
A big life transition can be exhausting and wearing on your body and mind. I’m realizing it has been for me. I’ve realized that my natural tendency is to push through it, drink loads of green tea or coffee, and ignore the desire to rest a little longer. I started to do that this last week, and yesterday I felt on the verge of being sick. I DO NOT need to be sick right now.
Which, made me realize that I need to take a beat every now and then. As soon as I felt that my body was about to crumble, I took a nap and it felt so great! (Side note: Naps are incredible and I don’t know why I fought them so hard when I was little. Sorry mom.) After wards, I was able to think clearer, function better and all around be a better version of myself.
Now, I’m not saying that you don’t do anything, ever. I’m still accomplishing my goals and marking things off my business lists and personal lists. I still worked yesterday.
I’m just saying that sometimes(maybe most of the time), it’s worth taking a small break or nap to protect your body from sickness instead of pushing through, getting sick and then not being able to do anything for a day or two. Sometimes thats inevitable, I know, but since taking naps and sleeping for extended periods of time has always been something that I viewed as lazy or counter-productive, this mind-shift is a big deal for me.
I’m sharing this because maybe this mind-shift is a big deal for you too and we can be sleep accountability partners. 😉
Remember, health encompasses so many aspects of life, one of which is sleep.