Monday, 31 October 2011

Rest Well...

Have you noticed how modern society is obsessed with activity?

If you are not multitasking and bordering on exhausted, it would seem that you are just not making the most of yourself. I am so guilty of not resting enough, to the point my body simply does not rest well! I am able to sleep for a maximum of six hours continuously and that is on a good day. I have yet to understand why, but we tend to ensure every minute of every day is occupied with something. It is ridiculous.

Dr. Rafael Pelayo said ~ "Your life is a reflection of how you sleep, and how you sleep is a reflection of your life."  I guess this rings true as my life is hectic! Just like my sleeping pattern.

We all know that sleeping is a means of rejuvenation of the mind, body and soul and is so essential to being able to function optimally.  Nevertheless culturally we tend to exist on little sleep, and conduct ourselves with lethargy.  The thing is, it is so common for people to be tired that it is not considered a big deal anymore. We can all relate to working late nights, or burning the candle at both ends. 

In past decades sleep was deemed as an essential part of living that was very much encouraged. Sunday was the day of rest and time to spend with family. Having a 'lie-in' was not merely wishful thinking, but was part and parcel of weekly life. Now this is not so prevalent. The minimum 8 hours sleep necessary is hardly adhered to. Society is busy, angry, frustrated, hectic, and just plain tired.

"A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book."
-Irish Proverb

This is so true.  How many of you can say that getting some good rest is bad for you? No one sane can anyway. Now how many of you in knowing full well that your angry attitude, your quick tempered composure, and your plain lack of interest would be markedly improved if you had adequate rest, make sure you rest well?

We all know that rest, exercise, and a decent diet could change how you look, feel and act in an instant. So why not start by resting well.  Improve your impact on your lives and the lives of others by Sleeping enough, and as a result having the fortitude to participate in life to your full potential.


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