If you are feeling tired, stressed, maybe a bit ill or your voice is hoarse and raspy set-aside time for rest and rejuvenation. Allow time for yourself to be in silence. Rest is the body’s natural healing process.
Sleep is fundamental to your health and it is important to make your health a priority. When improving your sleep consider your sleep duration, sleep quality, and sleep timing. It is recommended by The American Academy of Sleep Medicine for adults (18 years old and older) to achieve 7 or more hours of sleep. If you’re getting less than 7 hours of sleep, consider extending your sleep time by 30 minutes until you achieve 7 hours or more per day. Understand that sleep plays an important role in your health and performance. Allowing yourself adequate time to sleep helps in reducing stress. Rest isn’t about being lazy. Rest is the necessary time to allow your body to heal and recover. So, don’t feel guilty for allowing yourself time off to rest. It’s self-care.
Mary L. Washington
Pharmacist | Voiceover Artist | Singer