You’ve crafted a self-care routine that is working relatively well for you, right? You’ve made it a ritual to pay attention to your physical, emotional, spiritual, and financial needs. You’ve penciled in time into your schedule for alone time, massages, and regular reflection. What you’ve forgotten, however, is more important than any retreat, high thread count or luxurious spa treatment and that’s to rest every chance you can.
In the busyness that makes up our lives as human beings, it’s easy to confuse self-care with healthcare. Although self-care complements healthcare, it doesn’t take the place of medically and scientifically proven methods of caring for yourself. Getting the rest that your body needs is essential for your health and well-being. Filling a calendar full of feel-good tasks may make you feel even more energy depleted than before so keep that in mind.
Adequate sleep is essential because it helps prevent serious diseases. It also helps people with chronic pain hurt less. When people sleep well, they’re less likely to suffer a serious injury. They’re also in a much better mood because sleep helps them think clearly and solve problems effectively.
Better weight control is another advantage of a good night’s rest. If you’re too tired to exercise, it takes a toll on your health. You’re also more likely to eat things that you should eat in moderation. That’s how many people pack on the pounds, by not sleeping enough and stress eating as a result of it.
A nice warm bath at the end of the day is a great way to promote sound sleep. The Maywood Creek Essentials Bath Gift Set with Blackberry Sage Organic with Soap Bar, Bubble Bath, Sugar Scrub & Bath Pillow is the perfect way to truly relax your body. With the right tools available, it’s hard not to enjoy restful slumber.