The Power of Sleep

Two nights ago Gema was crazy!  She just got home and melted down.  She cried and cried, she wouldn’t eat, and she keep throwing her paci down and then crying and reaching for it.  So, finally at 5:30 I gave up and took her to bed.  Which was only like 30 minutes early for bed.  But still, as I get off work at 3:30 –  5:30 bed time does not give me and my girl much time together.  However, she went right  to sleep and she slept until I woke her up at 6:30 the next morning.  When she woke up she was all smiles and sunshine. Then last night she ate everything on her plate, she played with all of her toys, and especially delightful – she asked for a bath. (she is her mother’s child, and she usually is resistant to this idea.)   At 6:30 after I had put her to sleep, I looked around at all the things that i needed to do, and I just felt tired.. and sore… and cranky…and like I wanted to throw my paci on the floor over and over.  And I was like, you know what?  I am going to see what twelve hours of sleep does for me.  So, I went to bed.  This morning I felt like I was walking on sunshine.

 

I think that sometimes, we get all wrapped up in the grind and all that we need to accomplish, and all that…adulting, and sometimes we just need to be still.  We just need to realize that there is a time when we need sleep, and the time for working will wait.  So, no guilt.  I slept for eleven and half hours and it was wonderful!  Next time you look around and just want to throw something, just stop, and read a book, take a bath, or be like me and just go to bed instead.  Take time to rejuvenate so that you can face the rest of the week with a better outlook and with energy.

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