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I’ve just returned to the states after an honest-to-goodness life altering trip to Sicily. If you’ve watched my Oprah talk then you know that taking time off is a relatively new habit for me.
Besides the mouthwatering food, everflowing wine and jaw-dropping scenery, what I really was able to do on this adventure was grow into more of my true self.
I was able to see (and let go of) some habits and behavior patterns that — frankly — did nothing but create unnecessary stress and strain in my life.
I was also able to communicate more honestly with Josh in a way that was much less combative. And (surprise, surprise!) in doing so — really saw how unbelievably stubborn and irritated I get about things that, in the grand scheme of life, really do not matter.Sleep is a performance enhancer and affects every aspect of our health. @ariannahuff Click To Tweet
Want to know one of the things that sparked these breakthroughs?
It wasn’t the pistachio crusted cannolis or perfectly al dente pasta. (Though those were pretty damn life-changing.) It was actually something much simpler.
In a word: sleep.
Real. Quality. Sleep.
Look, I have to be honest. For years I’ve been one of those people who actively works on ways to make myself sleep less. After all — I can’t really learn or grow or get more things done while I sleep so what’s the point, right?
You see, a few months ago I did a deep dive into the science behind sleep and learned how our cultural dismissal of sleep as time wasted compromises our health and our decision-making in some pretty shocking and devastating ways.
Not to mention the power of sleep as a performance enhancer and how it impacts nearly every aspect of our health – from our brain, weight gain, diabetes and heart disease to cancer and Alzheimer’s.
I learned all of this because my friend Arianna Huffington sent me her new book, The Sleep Revolution. I read it cover to cover and invited her on MarieTV today to tell us more about it.
If you or anyone you know sees more sleep as a waste of time OR you want to sleep more but can’t seem to do it, this episode is for you. Listen in and you’ll learn how to take back control of your life, one night at a time.
Once you’ve had a chance to watch, Arianna and I would love to know:
What’s your relationship with sleep and what strategy or insight from this episode can you put into action, starting tonight? Leave a comment below and let us know.
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Thank you, as always, for watching, sharing and allowing me to be a part of your week. It’s one of my greatest joys!
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With all my love,