Sleep to move mountains

 

Years back, a friend of mine spent  hours {upon hours} trying to show me the importance of sleep….sound and deep. He’d say things like,

“You’ll never loose those last 5 pounds.  “You’ll never be fully present.” “You’ll never reach your full potential.”  “You’ll never be as happy, calm and content and you can be.” 

And as the self-professed “work until you drop,” kind of gal that I was, it irritated me. Who has time to sleep, I’d think, while I gracious humored his care and concern. But, as I got older and my dismissive ways caught up with me, I became over-worked, over-tired and over-stressed. Soon, my anxiety rose to sky rocketing levels, that kept me house bound and paralyzed in fear for close to five months.

Stress Breakdown, they told me. At 21?!  Are you kidding me, I thought. 

But what I learnt in that time was powerful beyond measure…. I learnt the need for moderation and balance between work and pleasure; that sanity was more important and that success was not worth the empty hearted efforts, deprivation left me with. I need to live, to breath and to embrace this life I have been blessed with.

And so began my journey back to faith.

My desire is to remind you of that simple pleasure called sleep. We need it. Embrace it. There’s always tomorrow. And trust me… it comes sooner than you think, always. 

So take the time tonight, to turn off the computer (or the TV) play with your kids, read a book before bed and unwind into a peaceful slumber.

For when you wake, vibrant and refreshed, you will move mountains!

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