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Slow down, you go too fast.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Ahhh. That time of year when our instincts say to slow down.
Sometimes slowing ourselves down takes more work than just going going going! Right?

Putting it in low gear for me looks like this:
~Acceptance of who I am right now, even as the desire to be well & strong continues.
~More visiting with friends and their kids.
~Inviting movement into my day through taking the kids to the Y, going outside in the snow, walking, exercise videos from SP and others like Jillian or Winsor Pilates.
~Sleeping in, restorative rest is my favorite! Even if that means kids jumping in my bed at ungodly hours of the wee morning.
~DId I mention rest?

Lack of sleep is a serious epidemic in a nation where we deny ourselves the vital rest needed for our bodies to heal and function optimally. So turn off those electronics at 9pm, and get to bed by 10pm. Your body needs to sleep!

Sweet dreams.
PS: what does it look like for YOU to put it in "low gear"?

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    I love to sleep, but I stay up too late all the time! Crazy! One of my New Years resolutions is better sleep hygiene. :) Electronics off earlier. Earlier bed time. :)
    1611 days ago
    Cherij16 the idea of snuggling up with a book and some tea sounds so lovely. What mind of books do you like?
    1621 days ago
  • CHERIJ16
    I love to snuggle up with a good book and a hot cup of tea! emoticon
    1621 days ago
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