Oh Princess Aurora.
Truly, all I can remember you doing is twirling through the forest and pricking your finger. However, there is one very important lesson that you have left for those who witness your lovely little story.
Sleeping Beauty is definitely the best advocate for beauty sleep. Glowing skin and a slim figure are just the outer benefits that are exhibited. I’m not sure the Disney Artists really thought about sleep benefits when they drew Princess Aurora but boy did they get it right!
Sleep is absolutely necessary. Getting enough is a challenge but here is why you need to ensure you are giving your body the rest it requires.
Sleep allows your body to:
I am no expert on sleep - and neither was Princess Aurora - but there are experts so check out what they have to say about sleep.
Here are a few ways to help your body rest and recover from life.
Create a bedtime routine. Start it and stick with it. Many of us can’t sleep because we’ve trained our brains to stay awake. Retraining the brain takes a little work but it will learn if you’re patient.
Activities to avoid before bed:
Do this instead - Ideas for your bedtime routine
Sometimes life feels like too much. There may not be enough time to finish the to do list in your pocket but there should always be enough time to get your beauty sleep. A well rested mind and body can more easily tackle the challenges of the day.
Alright, all you Sleeping Beauties out there, are you getting your much needed rest? If not, give some of these tips a try and let me know how it goes.
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