Rest ❤ Do you make enough room in your life for rest? I know that getting enough sleep, and taking time to rest is a game changer for me. Its often the difference between waking up ready to face the day and wanting to stay hidden under the covers. The difference between responding to my children with grace or responding with scorn. The difference between being a happy partner and a snappy partner. That definitely doesn’t mean I find it easy to put into practice, its haaaard (heck we have a newborn and 3 other kids, work, farm and its never comes easy to just. be. still. 😂🙈).
We are recovering night owls here who frequently used to stay up through to the early hours working (or playing) despite being so knackered we were grumpy the next day and loads less productive working. Why oh why is it so much easier to get sucked into a YouTube/ Pinterest rabbit hole for 3 hours once the kids are in bed than get the rest you really need? 😂 But late nights followed by kids that get up around 6am left us so depleted, so in the last year we have totally flipped our schedule to sleeping early (usually by 10pm, earlier if I’ve had a bad night with the babe) and I’m finding it so much easier to get up in a morning and deal with feeding a newborn at night. Also trying to remember to schedule days to just rest and be at home between days of activity, and breaks in even busy days to snatch a cup of tea, lie snuggling with the baby, have 5 minutes with my book, a moment to take rest.
There is a brilliant Ted talk we watched this week on the importance of sleep called ‘Sleep is your superpower’, talking about all the ways not getting enough sleep affects your body – the physiological and immune system effects really astounded me. I’d love to hear what you thought if you watched it and if this is something you struggle with too! L x
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