18 Oct Sleep This Way to Elevate Your Happiness Quotient
No need for a dramatic long winded introduction here because we're going to keep this simple.
If the average night's sleep is eight hours (ie one third of a day), one sleeps for one third of one's life. If you live, say, 75 years, that's 25 years asleep, or 9,125 days.
Huge numbers right? All this time is invaluable to our physical health as it is when our body gets replenished and relaxes after consecutive hours of being 'on the go'. The same quieting down and resting time is needed for the mind as well but many people have been caught up in the habit of letting their mind run rampant which cuts in on its needed beauty sleep.
What's the big idea? Our minds need a break too from the tens of thousands of thoughts they process daily!
Here is the thing... if you create a habit of mentally reviewing your day before you get into bed then you will clear the clutter and be free to drift into peaceful restfulness. This includes not going to bed angry which in many ways is easier said then done... the important thing to focus on here is your happiness.
Have you ever well intentionally put your body to bed at 8:30pm only to fall asleep 3-4 hours later because you were thinking of the bills/children/relationships/elections/positives/negatives/drama/how you wish you could change something from the past/to-do list/insert life issue here?
If the average night's sleep is cut short by 3 hours then one will only sleep 5 hours per night. If you live, say, 75 years, that's loosely 3 years laying awake at night when you could be in REM sleep! Imagine the beautiful dreams/peace of mind/insert wellness outcome here that you are missing out on friend!
The importance of putting your mind to sleep at the same time as the body goes way beyond the missed Z'z because when we sleep it is our soul that is freed into dreaming. When you dream you are accessing the spiritual world and receiving guidance, insight and/or messages from your soul that are meant to assist you in waking life.
Paying attention to your dreams can have profound effects for your life similar to going on an iboga journey. Clarity can be found in both experiences as well as peace of mind and an energized excitement for life!
You are important.
You are worthy of rest which to your mind/body/soul is akin to a romantic vacation in self love.
So set the intention now to douse yourself with this gift even if you aren't sure how to do it. (Spirits love working with your intentions and can show you ways to achieve them)
Awaking to a brand new day with a few extra hours sleep will ripple outwards (and inwards) in wondrous ways that you cannot begin to imagine. Similar to an experience with the medicine, the subtle (as well as drastic) shifts in ones life from changing their bedtime habitual routines cannot so much be explained... rather they need to be experienced within the eyes of the beholder to know the true value of respecting themselves SOUL/MIND/BODY first and foremost.
Could you use some help in aligning your life with peace of mind, healthy rest and self understanding/self love?
Do you keep yourself awake into the night in a collage of haywire thoughts?
Are there habits you know you should change but can't seem to shift on your own?
The answer lays at the root of yourself. We can help you unearth the blocks and uncover your truest potential.
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Much love and happiness,
+ Robyn K. Howard