Sleep. It essential to a healthy mind, body and spirit. So why do we go through our days with a goal to complete as many tasks as possible in a day with sleep placing last on our priority list? Nine hours of sleep helps to recharge the body, gives the mind space to process solutions to our challenges and allows the soul to explore the border of our subconscious and cognitive behaviour.
We don't bat an eye we we see a dog snoozing away or a cap napping in a bright patch of sunlight. Pregnant women tend to sleep a lot longer because the body knows how important the Momma's sleep is for the growing fetus inside. Babies spend most of their day asleep and they don't feel a moment of guilt for it!
Treat yourself to extra sleep tonight. Prepare yourself for rest with a bath or a book or a good chat with a loved one. Ease into bed and set the alarm a little later than usual. You may notice a change in your being tomorrow. Recognize any differences and congratulate yourself for doing something kind for your wellbeing.