Why You Should Spend More Time Sleeping
Studies have shown that 40% of Americans get less than 6 hours of sleep per night. That’s a problem because your body needs 7 to 9 hours of restful sleep each night. You know how you feel when you don’t get enough sleep; groggy, irritable, snappy, lethargic, and generally slow—in all areas. But have you thought about how not sleeping enough affects your business? Read on to see why getting better sleep leads to higher sales of your products and services.
Your System Needs a ReBoot
Running a business, managing your life, and staying sane in today’s hectic culture of “see it now, get it now,” can wreak havoc on your body, mind, and spirit. Even though workers have fought for the right to work only 8 hours per day, when you’re an entrepreneur, that’s a dream; because the reality is you’re most likely pulling 12-14 hours, on a good day. Throw in family obligations, even if it’s just you and your spouse, along with civic duties and you’ve got a recipe for burn out on a daily basis. This happens even when you’re “doing what you love.” No one ever told you that doing what you love involves lots of stuff you almost hate.
That’s why it’s so important to give your body, mind, and spirit the gift of sleep each and every night. I’m not just talking about closing your eyes and fighting to keep them closed. I’m talking about restful, “I don’t have a care in the world” sleep. In other words, Knocked Out!
During this downtime of 7 to 9 hours, your body may appear to be doing absolutely nothing, but there’s a lot going on inside.
- Your cells are being repaired and regenerated
- Excess fat is being used as the fuel for all those nocturnal activities
- Your brain is actually cleaning house, meaning getting rid of toxins and excess waste
When you awake it’s almost like you have a new body to start a new day.
You Need The Ultimate Me-Time
Remember what it feels like to wake up energized and ready to take on the world? Sleep does that for you. But even if you get the recommended amount each night, you might just need a little boost during the day. I promise you I’m not talking about anything illegal, it’s called Power Napping.
As kids, in the 60’s and 70’s, you were required to take naps in kindergarten and sometimes even elementary school, now it’s pretty rare. By the time a child gets to first or second grade, naps are a thing of the past and that’s a shame. Sometimes a Power Nap of 20 minutes or so is all you and your body needs to rev up for the remainder of the day.
Don’t look at me with that side-eye; you are an entrepreneur and a savvy one at that. So you know how important it is for you to be on top of your game. You meet with clients, vet prospects, and do the work needed to keep everything going, so you have no choice but to be “ON.” Taking a Power Nap during the day is a me-time break that gives you back your superpowers.
Calgon is Waiting
During REM sleep, the restorative part of sleep, your body and mind get to take a complete vacation from reality. I remember when I was young and I would see the Calgon commercial with the lady in the bathtub and the words saying, “Calgon, take me away!” As a child, you have no idea what that means, but by the time you’ve raised a family, started a business, and dealt with day-to-day adulthood; you’re dreaming about Calgon.
A good, restful night’s sleep gives you the same effect as if you were soaking in that tub with the door closed, behind sound-proof walls. Isn’t that just awesome? It’s the answer you need to not sleeping enough.
- How long has it been since you’ve felt like that?
- When was the last time you actually allowed Calgon to really take you away? Carved out some me-time? Or woke up ready to take on the day?
- When was the last time you felt great about your business? Your life?
My long-time friend and colleague, Lynnis Woods-Mullins and I have a special treat for you. With both of us being long-time entrepreneurs ourselves, we know your struggles:
- Taking little or no time for yourself
- Struggling to make work-life and regular-life balance out
- Making needed decisions that keep your business running smoothly
So we’ve come together and created a brand new, results-driven masterclass,
3 Massive Mistakes Even Smart Women Entrepreneurs Make that KEEP them Feeling
OVERWHELMED & STRESSED OUT!
Thursday, January 18, 2018
4pm EST / 7pm PST
And we’re inviting you to attend. We’ve got the answers to help you get back on the success track with life and business.
See you there!