Friday, February 25, 2011

Are you tired?

I saw a new client who recently had a baby. I asked her why she came in for a facial, and she said she needed some “me time.” I love and appreciate how she understood that without taking good care of herself she can’t possibly be at her best for everyone in her life, including her newborn.

I said something to her that is so simple, so easy, but so many people don’t follow this path: If you’re tired, you need sleep; if you’re hungry—food; thirsty, water. And so on and so on. Even just a 10 minute, quick “power nap” can go a long way to helping your body recover if it’s tired. Usually, however, instead of heeding our body’s urgings, we load up on caffeine or sugar or sodas—legal “uppers”—when it is so clear what we need, which is simply sleep!

How do you take care of your body? Do you pretend not to hear the gentle call to action or do you listen to all the nuances and warnings your machine—your body—is giving you?

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