"It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of
anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep."
Where on your list of priorities does sleep fit in? How often do you gripe there's not enough hours in the day to get a full night's rest? Life inundates us with a magnitude of obligations that sleep just doesn't fit into the equation too well. Yet, from a medical perspective, lack on sleep and you open your immunities to a whole list of complications:
Lack of Attention
Who would have thought ditching sleep would have such a profound effect on the body? And, sadly we can not get caught up on sleep as many of us think we can do over the weekend. In fact, sleep is a daily component that must be met each night to ensure its health benefits.
Why do we get caught up in life's complications trying to adhere to this rigid schedule we make for ourselves? Is getting all our duties completed exactly as planned so important that it jeopardizes our health? Furthermore, what about those we are doing it for? What are we teaching them? To grow up in vain accomplishing every little task and never seeing the end?
The Bible says, those that rise early and go to bed late eat the bread of anxious toil. God planned rest for us. He knows the importance relaxation has on our bodies. So important for our health is this request that we can become deathly ill if we choose not to. How important are those tasks when stacked against your health? Think of those that love you and need you. How will your later years add up? Will you be in good health to enjoy their later years? Choose you first! Make time for yourself each day, and set your bedtime and stick with it!
1. Make peace with your bedroom. Spruce it up, make it inviting. You'll enjoy going there earlier in the evening if you do.
2. Set out your favorite reading material. Ensure your body has some down time each night to unwind. This prompts restful sleep.
3. Set a bedtime. Pin it up on your wall. About a half hour before post another sign that says, "Time to unwind at 8:30 pm". This will remind you to take time for yourself each time you waltz into your room.
4. And remember, "No, you don't have to do that