Well That was Unexpected

Well That was Unexpected


These last 5-7 days, I have felt sooo sleepy!

Anyone else? Maybe it was just me but on Mother's Day, I could not seem to want to keep my eyes open.

I didn't want to go anywhere, do anything, go to eat out anywhere or even sit and allow someone else to cook for me. 

I just wanted to sleep. I don't like taking naps because in the 20+ years of my chronic pain, that seemed to be all I did. I was exhausted to my core. So I was a little triggered and had a little thought of "oh no...what's happening here". But then I changed my thoughts and had grace.

I don't know about you but I've been go go go over these last few years and especially the last 15 months. 

What I've learned is to take my own advice and give myself so much grace, so much patience, and allow myself to breathe.


And, I'm not talking about short power naps either. I mean I slept for 1-2 hours each nap. AND I loved every minute of it. I thought well if I don't sleep tonight, I'll know why, but I slept a solid 8 hours. All I can say is that obviously, my body needed it. 


So why do our bodies go through times when we need more rest?

There is a plethera of information on that but the one thing I want to remind you as a woman...


Your hormones are different and your body goes through 4 different transitions a month. Men can get away with less sleep than a woman. 

It's ok to nap!

To all my 20-40 year old ladies, stop expending or depleting all your energy without making sure you are getting enough sleep. This is a fast track to burn out and depleting your adrenals. Please hear me on this as I know what I'm talking about.

When you go night after night of less that 7 hours of sleep, it slowly turns into months, then years. Your body hasn't rested enough to repair itself. It does this during REM sleep and when it doesn't, your body is on a fast track to aging.

You can not take care of your home, your family, your career, etc when you are depleted of sleep. You show up at a less than optimum energy level. 

It's like operating your cell phone at less the 50% and not having time to give it a full charge. Everything is slower.

So take time to sleep.

Take a nap.

Eat foods that give energy, not deplete energy. (that's a story for another day)

Get 7-8 hours of sleep each night. (that means bed by 10pm at the latest depending on what time you NEED to be up)

I'm in bed by 8:30-9 usually (farm life)

So cheers to MOM LIFE, NAPS, and HIGH ENERGY



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