Enter The Beauty Sleep-Challenge!
First: I was so happy to meet some of you in person this Tuesday! You are an amazing bunch of incredibly interesting women! I'm proud to have you on my list!
When celebrities or top models are asked to reveal their beauty secrets they tend to say: drinking water and sleeping. Most of us think that's just a slogan, as the beauty pros have personal trainers, lifestyle coaches and get expensive beauty-treatments.
But the truth is, while all the luxurious treatments are certainly a great investment in your beauty and well-being, without the rejuvenating effects of a good sleep they are worthless.
But how is it possible that the cheapest, easiest and most important way to regenerate is neglected by almost everybody?
All our life we are conditioned to sleep less and work more - or party more. We push ourselves so hard the whole day and build such a high level of stress hormones in our body, that when we finally fall into bed, we don't sleep well at all.
If we don't get enough rest, our body can't regenerate the way it would be natural - and necessary for a healthy and happy life. It's not only our beauty that suffers, we weaken our immune system and our psychological health. Recent scientific studies link the lack of sleep with obesity.
Getting your perfect amount of sleep in the time that is perfect for you will make all the difference between sensuous vitality and grumpiness.
I'm not perfect at getting enough sleep, and I am guessing, neither are you. How about we all try to get more beauty sleep this one week, and see if we can turn it into a new habit?
So this weeks challenge is:
1. Try to sense when you get tired for the first time after 6 p.m. in the evening, how do you notice tiredness? Note the exact time. I guess, you won't go to bed the first time, so write down all the following times too.
2. Please share your statistics here in the comments, so we can compare.
3. Go to bed one hour earlier than you usually do (I know it's hard) and spend the time loving, reading, doing a meditation or writing a journal... until you feel ready for sleeping.
Most of us, tend to push ourselves unconsciously through the tiredness and try to extend the day. Let's not to do this for just one week.
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Have a wonderful week!