This quote covers a LOT, but it’s particularly relevant to sleep.
Because no one else can sleep for you.
Sleep requires compassion and attention to only yourself and your best interests.
And an unapologetic self-compassion that helps you stop beating yourself up for “doing it wrong”, “not making time”, or any of the other excuses you’ve given yourself for not prioritizing your sleep.
Very little growth, mentally & physically, is possible without some compassion for yourself.
Getting good sleep offers you the added benefit of improving your daytime mood which has beneficial side effects for your relationships. (pssst….that includes your relationship with yourself, by the way)
How Self-Compassion Helps With Sleep
It’s the ultimate “put your own oxygen mask on first” scenario.
Sleep and rest is the oxygen that fuels your ability to show up for the people and activities you most want and need to be available for.
And it all starts with showing up for yourself.
What it Looks Like When You're Not Caring For Yourself
If you’re not used to doing that, your brain is probably offering you all kinds of “yeah buts” right now:
“Yeah, but I don’t have time for another thing in my day.”
“Yeah, but I’ve tried everything and nothing ever works for me.”
“Yeah, but how will everyone else in my life manage if I take more time to work on my sleep?”
“I haven’t done enough today to deserve a rest.”
Teaching yourself to think differently about sleep and the rest you need and deserve is at the core of my program, Permission to Sleep.
I can’t give you that permission, but when you’re ready I sure can help you learn how to offer it to yourself.
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