There are three simple things that each of us do every day that has the power to increase your confidence and make you more beautiful: Eat, Move, Sleep.
When my husband and I were first married he was an early bird, I was a night owl. To compromise our lifestyles I got up earlier and he stayed up later. While that made us productive in the early years when we were young, it is wearing on each of us now and I’m starting to feel the affects of these habits. Especially now that we lay awake at night, when we finally do go to bed, too exhausted to sleep.
It may be true that “busy people are happy people” and “idle hands are the devil’s workshop” but it is also true that a well-rested person is a more focused, creative and optimistic. So why do we push ourselves–and our kids–to the point of exhaustion? This is s a common problem in our culture. Do all the extracurricular activities really help us do well in life if they are keeping us so busy that there is no time to rejuvenate? There have been many studies throughout the years that prove that sleep deprivation affects our cognitive and creative skills.
It also affects our confidence.
While the right amount of sleep, and the time of day that you sleep may differ from person to person (or year to year, depending on the study done at that time!), none of us can deny that we need rest just as much as we need food and exercise. Taking care of yourself isn’t selfish; it is considerate of others because when you meet your own needs you have the strength to care for others properly.
That being said, I need to go to bed now, these bags under my eyes are draining my beauty and my weariness is depleting my confidence.
Matthew 6:34 “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.
Catrina Welch is an inspirational author and speaker whose personal experience with overcoming rejection, betrayal and loss–as well as her expertise as a cosmetologist, image consultant and Biblical life-coach–is empowering women to BE and LET BE.
Her latest book, CONFIDENT BEAUTY: Reflecting the One Who Made You, with the Images in your Mirror and in your Soul, is now available in your favorite bookstores. Autographed copies of all her books are available on her website at www.CatrinaWelch.com