I used to wear my #teamnosleep badge with pride.
From a young age, I would push myself to get everything done to perfection, even if it meant losing sleep over it.
I didn’t care as long as I received the best grade possible.
This form of manipulation worked most of the time, but of course, there were times where my grade was subpar.
I was around 10 years old when this started.
THAT’S 17 YEARS OF BEATING UP MY BODY!
From school it bled onto other areas of my life including my work, staying up with friends, and my business.
Now, I stay up all the time even when my body is screaming at me to go sleep.
I push through the day to get the next thing done through an endless cycle until my body can no longer keep its eyes open.
Then, I drink caffeine and do it all over again! I start craving sugar and carbs more, especially on those <5 hours of sleep nights.
I feel like a bad ass because I would get so many things checked off my todo list.
Honestly, it feels more like an ego feed than anything.
In reality, I only expect myself to get 3 of my most important and urgent tasks done per day.
3 turns into 7 and by the 7th task, it’s almost 1 am.
Is this you?
You feel like the more tasks you do, the better person this makes you.
As a result, you sacrifice your health by losing the desire to eat healthy and exercise.
You feel disconnected from your joyful activities because you’re too tired to do them and all you want to do is binge watch Netflix.
You’re not alone!
This is still a habit I am working on and am choosing to shift because I have realized the value of sleep.
Sleep allows our bodies to FULLY rest and recover while trusting that the Universe is taking care of you.
This pushy energy feels lackluster and restrictive, which is why I have chosen to shift out of this.
I’ve spent too many years putting on a game face like everything is okay when in reality, I’m probably thinking about when bedtime finally rolls around.
PS: The difference between these photos is only 6 hours!
I’m done putting on a fake persona for people because it gets me nowhere.
The more I listen to my body, the more energy I feel, and the more inspired I am to do the activities that light me up.
Now, I sleep 8-9 hours a night on a regular basis, and my business allows me to stay up late if I need to.
My business allows me to work and sleep as much as I want to. Yay creating my own hours!
Are you ready to quit #teamnosleep and have the energy to do what lights you up?
I’d love to work with you to shift your habits to live your best, happiest life possible!