Monday, December 1, 2014

Add this to your to-do list

It seems so simple. But because it's simple, it's often overlooked.

At this stressful time of year as the holidays approach, many of us fail to get sufficient sleep. Not only that, we often brag about how little sleep we're getting and how much work fills our to-do lists.

But as Bill Clinton, who used to get by on only five hours of sleep a night, admitted, "Every important mistake I've made in my life, I've made because I was too tired." I suspect you and I could say much the same. Running on fumes isn't a healthy way to live.

And as Dr. Michael Roizen, chief wellness officer of the Cleveland Clinic, puts it, "Sleep is the most underrated health habit."

Remember that as you make your to-do lists, your shopping lists and fill out your holiday party calendar this season. Carve out enough time for sufficient sleep. Add sleep to your to-do list. You'll be so glad you did. It can help you manage the stresses and strains you'll no doubt face this month. It's an essential part of self-care. And self-care only makes sense!

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