The importance of a good night’s sleep
In my experience one of the most important contributors to my overall wellbeing is having a good night’s sleep.
After a good night’s rest, I feel better physically, I think more clearly, and I am better equipped to deal with whatever comes up. My productivity, creativity and mental clarity all improve when I have slept well.
Showing up well-rested is more important than being well-prepared…
I work a lot with students and I cringe when they tell me that their plan to get more done is to sleep less. And in the work place it’s no different. I don’t believe that consistently long days contribute to overall productivity.
Whether you’re sitting for an exam, entering an important meeting or dealing with more routine actions… a well-rested brain gives you the best chance of success.
I have also noticed that when I am feeling tired, I feel dehydrated, more emotional and I find I experience food cravings that do not arise when I have slept well. When I have slept well, I find it easier to remain present and to respond to whatever arises; I am more creative and experience a higher level of physical well-being.
Getting enough sleep
Yesterday I posted about finding the practice that works for you. I am not dictating how much or when you should sleep… I am however saying get enough for you and start noticing the impact a lack of sleep has on your productivity and your general experience of life.
Don’t believe me about the importance?
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In this post I am speaking about the importance of sleep. I am sure some of you agree but may find that you struggle to sleep for various reasons.
Watch this space… that will be the subject of future posts.