Mondays can be a little painful to move from the weekend back to work mode, so I want to share a motivational item every Monday to kick start our week. It’s not necessarily going to be about living on one income, although I hope more often than not that it will tie in with that theme. This is motivation in the form of a quote, a story, a video, or an article or book that I’ve read that will maybe give you something to think about, enjoy, and get us going on a Monday, especially on those rainy Mondays.
Week 7 of our 10-Week Challenge! This week I want to focus on something everyone needs more of. Sleep! This week our challenge is to get at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep. I know I have been sleep deprived for the last week and a half and it is starting to show up today. I have been dropping things, forgetting what I was about to say and constantly searching for the right word when I’m talking. I feel dizzy and foggy. The reason? We just adopted a 10-year-old black Lab named Harley. My 2-year-old black Lab/Chesapeake Bay Retriever is also named Harlee but with 2 ‘e’s. It’s been a bit of an adjustment for our dog. My newest Harley is getting up every night around 1:00 a.m. to go pee. Once I had my Harlee house broken, she never got up at night, so it’s been a bit of a readjustment.
My sleep is probably going to still be interrupted until things settle down with our newest Harley, but we all need more sleep in our lives. Benefits of sleep have been noted by many doctors. Some of them include losing weight (which I’m trying to work on), decreasing inflammation (which I need), improving your memory and cognitive ability, sharpens your attention span and reduces stress just to name a few. Seven to 8 hours of sleep is the widely recommended amount of sleep needed for an adult.
So I challenge you to snooze away and hopefully I will go back to being able to sleep the night through without having to get up for my elderly Harley!
Comment below on how many hours of sleep a night you usually get and if you don’t get much sleep, how does it make you feel the next day?