The Importance of Rest for Body, Mind, and Spirit

Toxic ,Too Busy Lives

Copyright by Jackie D. Kimball

Rest. Do you ever feel as though you can't go another few steps? Do you ever feel that if one more thing goes wrong in a day that you will have a meltdown? Do you ever feel that you can't focus or find that you are thinking in a petty and unreasonable way? Do you have extreme fatigue, headaches, irritability, nausea, and various aches and pains?

You may be physically sick and have a genuine ailment that needs a diagnosis and treatment. It is certainly needful to visit your doctor, but when you do, be sure and evaluate BEFORE you go if you need to tell him that you are not getting enough rest. "Rest?"you might say,"Of course I do...well usually I do...Um..I try to." Now you are probably getting closer to the truth!

Studies show that most people do not get the recommended hours of quality sleep on a regular basis. The hours needed depends on what expert you talk with , but ranges between six to eight hours. This lack of rest and rat race life style can lead to a plethora of assaults to our body, mind, and spirit. In other words,toxic!

(Key the melodramatic soap opera music......)

As a hamster on a wheel....so are the days of our lives...............

 

Let's Look At "Us"

 

We lead lives that are for the most part too filled with hurry here,hurry there mindsets. We are rushing to the next deadline, the next committee, the next soccer game for our third cousin's nephew, the next potluck supper at the church ,or even rushing to the second job.

To make matters worse, the fatigue that we feel leads us to procrastinate, thinking that by the light of the next day, we will feel more up to the task. The next morning we are in a rush here,rush there, "trying  to get there on time " frenzy because we were slow waking up and are having difficulty getting the tasks done in an organized and swift manner.So we tend to be a blur as we make the brave effort not to be late. By the time we arrive at our destination, we are stressed, which possibly raised our blood pressure,and we realize we are not feeling well.

That's just the first two hours of the day. After work or the various other activities that demand that we be pulled around like a puppet on a string, we head home. Errrrrr...but first we must stop by the market for a few supplies that we forgot two days before when we shopped. Next, as we head home, we remember to stop by for that errand we promised that we'd do yesterday. Drat. The post office is closed, so we can't mail the bills that we are already late with,in spite of the fact that there was money in the bank to pay them. Who has the time to pay the bills until the weekend? Hum.....that is not a pleasant thought either, because there are too many must do social events, and projects that must be done.

Does this sound a bit too familiar to you? Read on!

Is Your life Going By in a Whirl?

 HURRY! HURRY! MUST HURRY!  photo from flickr cc by  ljubisa jovic
HURRY! HURRY! MUST HURRY! photo from flickr cc by ljubisa jovic

When Even the Slightest Problem Seems Unfixable

Can't Think? Can't Make a Decision?   photo from flickr cc by robert bouza
Can't Think? Can't Make a Decision? photo from flickr cc by robert bouza

Rest For the Body

Too many of us slice hours of much needed sleep in order to fulfill our comittments and schedules.Without an adequate quality sleep cycle,our body can't repair and rebuild.
Getting enough sleep fosters a healthy immune system to ward off diseases, viruses, and other sicknesses. Everyone knows we  feel more energetic and ready to face the day after a good night's sleep.

Equally, when we do not get enough sleep our body becomes run down, our mind is stressed and our spirits become weary. We feel like the hamster in the wheel. Where are we going, and why do we get so little done? We recognize from time to time that we are anxious, but don't know why. Sleep is an understated necessity and we blink our eyes, yawn, and watch one more late show. We say we have to "unwind" before we go to sleep, when all we are doing is putting another log to fuel the fire of mental and physical exhaustion.

Sleep rejuvenates, repairs,refreshes,and allows us to focus on the task or converstaion with patience and energy.Without it, we have no reserves to draw from when stress wrecks havoc with our body ,mind, and spirit.

Additionally,Dr. David Rapoport, director of the Sleep Medicine Program at the New York School of Medicine says that studies show that a lack of sleep increases your chances of obesity,high blood pressure, and heart disease.

i

 

Rest for the Mind

Apart from the physical rest of the body, the mind needs time to "rest" from worry, problems and intense focusing that might occur on the job or with stay at home parents juggling child care and domestic needs of the family. Without adequate physical rest, the mind is under excessive stress. The person may be easily agitated and find difficulty in focusing, problem solving, and even behaving diplomatically. How many times have we watched a baby cry and act unsettled and pronounce that "he just needs to sleep. "?

Me Time      In order to rest the mind, we need to find time regularly to relax from stresses of the day. It is imperative that we refuse to feel guilty when we take time to just be quiet , and let the mind relax. Refuse to think about paying the bills, what a coworker or family memmber said, and the closet that needs rearranging. Think of pleasant things and all the good things happening around you.Find a quiet spot to read,or take a power nap.

Recreation        Activities you enjoy, such as scrapbooking, photography, camping ,fishing ,or just visiting at a coffee shop is another way to rest your mind.Sports you enjoy are great unless you stress again by being too competitive! There is a time for competition, and a time to simply enjoy the game! Whatever you do, make it something you enjoy. If you are not feeling relaxed and content, do something else. Don't let recreation become a chore.

Rest For the Spirit

When the body is rested, and the mind calmed ,the spirit will soar! People will tell us that we seem "to be in good spirits". We will have a better outlook on our circumstances, and feel more able to cope with the daily unavoidable stresses in life.

Whether we meditate or pray, we are more focused in that endeavor. The rested mind and body nuture the spirit. Some may say that if the spirit is refreshed, then the mind will rest. This is true,too. It is hard to separate the rest of the mind ,body, and spirit for they are all co-mingled to make us a happier person.

Let Your Spirit Soar!

flickr cc/kelsey-love
flickr cc/kelsey-love

Play!

Flickr cc
Flickr cc

Relax Without Guilt!

flickr cc littlebluehen
flickr cc littlebluehen

Balance

 

In many of us our lives are not balanced , chiefly because we are not making rest a priority. Rest of the mind,spirit and body must be balanced with our jobs, committments, extended family , and our inability to say ,"No, I 'm not going to be able to do that."

We cannot let our jobs and feeling of indebtedness to others gorge our entire week without rest. We can not let the feeling of flattery blindside us into accept yet another request or role.We cannot  be of the opinion that we must do everything or it will not be done right. If we simply can't delegate, it could be that our opinion of our own talents may be too lofty! Perhaps if we look at the need to make rest a priority, we can evaluate our lifestyle and make changes appropriately.

....and finally

One way to look at time!
One way to look at time!

Sleep

How much sleep do you usually get each night?

See results without voting

More by this Author


Comments 83 comments

JayDeck profile image

JayDeck 6 years ago from New Jersey

Nice work Bayoulady. Also, I want to meet Bobby D. He sounds like my kind of guy.

-J


RevLady profile image

RevLady 6 years ago from Lantana, Florida

Loved the hub, loved the "one way to look at time" picture, loved the advice. Voted up!!

Forever His,


johnnynaakea 6 years ago

Wonderful reminder. I need to get more sleep. Thank you Bayoulady for a timely message.


fred allen profile image

fred allen 6 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

Love it! Up and useful! You make a vital but often overlooked point. Sleep, rest and relaxation are keys to overall well being. More people should examine themselves to discover if they are on track to becomming run down or energized by the proper balance of activity and rest.


Loves To Read profile image

Loves To Read 6 years ago

Very good hub Bayoulady. This world has become a ratrace where from the time our eyes open we are on the go. Always racing the clock. School, work, shopping, sport with the kids etc etc. Then with kids in bed we still have jobs to do. I believe that the lack of good sleep does start chipping away at our bodies day by day until they just fall in a heap. Mentally and physically. The only way to revitalize our spirit is to nourish it with Gods word daily.

God Bless


bayoulady profile image

bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

ALL OF YOU ,Thank You for the comments!

***JayDeck- Yes, I think Bobby's outlook on life is perfectly clear on his sign!It is not about having "STUFF", it is about enjoying LIFE.

***Revlady,Thanks so much for commenting!I love the picture,too!

***Johnny,thanks for your comments!Well, after my reasearch on rest and associated serious health problems, I determined I am going to get off of my computer by 11:00 PM.(I am retired, so I can sleep til 8:00a.m.)


bayoulady profile image

bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

Thanks for your COMMENTS and sleep poll vote!

***Lovestoread-Loved the comment about lack of rest"chipping away"! Since I have recently retired I am more aware than ever what lack of rest was doing to my body! Now that I am able to rest my body,mind, and spirit, I feel rejuvenated and younger!I wanted to give a gentle kick in the ___to those that are not making their own body,mind,and spirit a priority.


bayoulady profile image

bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

oops,Fred. I forgot you!Sorry.

thanks for you comments about these 3 things being a "key to our overall being!" Even in prayer,it is hard to be the prayer warrior I want to be when I can't stay awake long enough to effectively pray.Without prayer, my spirit droops like a wilted flower!When my spirit is low, so is my energy and attitude. It's all about balance!


lifegate profile image

lifegate 6 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

Bayoulady, thanks for the info. My wife always says we should ride a camel instead of a jet. Sometimes that's easier to say than to do.


fetty profile image

fetty 6 years ago from South Jersey

Wonderful reminder to get some 'me' time in by getting our proper rest. Nice hub and I love Bobby , too.


Money Glitch profile image

Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

Great hub, it is so important that we rest all three body, mind, and spirit and allow ourselves time to regenerate. Thanks for sharing, and I will stumble for ya! Thumbs up!


Saintatlarge profile image

Saintatlarge 6 years ago from Canada

Yes simplicity and balance... R & R and laughter and fun. I try not to take myself too seriously, but it doesn't always work. We need to stay healthy in all areas

Good hub, blessings, St.L


akirchner profile image

akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

Great points made on resting the body, mind and spirit. Love the store hours - we should think of it like that!


dl53acy 6 years ago

This is a good write bayoulady and the information is very true. My husband always tell me to go to bed and get my rest instead of staying up last hours at night. He loves to go to bed by 8:00. He says your heart slows down from constantly pumping at an accelarated rate. And you do feel so refreshed after a good nights rest which I should do more often. Thanks for the reminder! Blessing to you! :)


LillyGrillzit profile image

LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

Play and Rest...


samiaali profile image

samiaali 6 years ago

You are so right bayoulady. Most of us need to slow down and stop letting so many outside forces control our lives. Sleep, so very important and something which so many people don't get enough of. Great Hubpage!


bayoulady profile image

bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

LilyGrillzit, happy Labor Day!Hope you are getting plenty of rest!


bayoulady profile image

bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

samiaali,thanks for reading and your comments on rest!


loriamoore 6 years ago

I get plenty of physical rest (I nap!) but I have trouble getting mind-rest because my brain keeps turning all night long.


bayoulady profile image

bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

loriamoore- thanks for commenting ! It takes a lot to make that old mind settle.We have to will it to happen, and that is tuff!


katiem2 profile image

katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

Sleep is vital to good health mental and physical and this is a healthy reminder to rest mind spirit and body. Thanks for the useful facts and tips.


bayoulady profile image

bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

katiem2,thanks a heap for commenting!I hope you read Bobby's sign/tips!There are stellar!Truth is, we really DO have stores that run this way in the south. A case in point...Sign.... "We are closed, Leslie killed a deer and we have to get it butcherd and bagged.Be back when we get done!"

another- "We close early if fish are biting"

one more- "Gone for lunch. Back when I get back."


Kaie Arwen profile image

Kaie Arwen 6 years ago

I have two modes.......... one, complete running, and the other, "I don't want to move!" There is very little in- between time! I live for those moments of sheer indulgence! Thanks for the reminders! Kaie


heart4theword profile image

heart4theword 6 years ago from hub

Great Encouragement! We all need rest for the mind, body and soul:) Your layout is awesome! Yes, I would say when our battery runs...we need a positive supercharge:) Applicable Hub!


bayoulady profile image

bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

Kaie ,thanks for commenting and don't you feel guilty about "sheer indulgence". Might save you a trip to the doc! Too many of us feel guilty for resting, but not guilty for going to the gym. We need both! BALANCE!


bayoulady profile image

bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

heart 4theword, thanks for commenting, and especially for complimenting my layout! I had a lot of fun with it.


Robertbloggert profile image

Robertbloggert 6 years ago from Oklahoma

Very good advice and I agree love your layout! Sorry I'm responding late I actually slept in today, AhhHHhhhh blessed rest! Ha ha, easy y'all don't be hatin.

Really though seems like the older I get the more precious every second becomes. And I find myself over and over hearing something from the past on the news etc, and saying OMG that was two years ago and so on.

But like it says in Proverbs life truly is a vapour. So we really should cherish every moment we get to enjoy with our loved ones without the distractions of the chaos that is so often around us.

Thanks for sharing bayoulady. Voted up and awesome!


coffeesnob 6 years ago

Great article bayoulady. I am one who goes a lot, but I am learning to listen to my body when it needs rest


heart4theword profile image

heart4theword 6 years ago from hub

Wow, I have to congratulate you even more, your score hit 100...Wooopie!! Awesome! Good job:)


bayoulady profile image

bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

robertblogert- thanks for the comments and rate up! You are so right, life goes by so fast. When we near the end of our life , we will never say," I wish I hadn't spent so much time with my family relaxing." We might say, "I wish I had spent more time doing the simple things."


bayoulady profile image

bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

coffeesnob- hi ya friend! Thanks for commenting . Glad to hear you are taking steps to "stop and smell the roses".


bayoulady profile image

bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

heart4theword, thanks for commenting!My 100 hubber score has happened 5 or 6 times that I know of,and usually doesn't even last the day!lol! So cagsil took pictures and put them on a forum called "the dollar club" that someone else had started (or something like that)HA!


Judicastro profile image

Judicastro 6 years ago from birmingham, Alabama

sorry dear friend, I have been slow getting over to the LA side of the hubs lol!! Great hub, loved the sign. Today my husband and I decided to just watch movies and vet. I must admit I've have to do something productive in the midst of all this "resting" and am cutting out a quilt. Bless you for taking the time to write this "restful hub" (-;


lctodd1947 profile image

lctodd1947 6 years ago from USA

You layed this hub out with excellency and it is so true that our minds lose the ability to make sound decisions when we are tired. I can't write when I am tired but when I am rested, the words seem to flow. Thanks for sharing. Linda


bayoulady profile image

bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

Judicastro- thanks for reading,commenting, and RESTING! Quilting does sound like a soothing way to have some "me" time!


bayoulady profile image

bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

lctodd- Thanks for the comments! you always say the nicest things.(Watch it, I'll get a big head!lol!)


UlrikeGrace profile image

UlrikeGrace 6 years ago from Canada

Very good and timely hub...I enjoyed this immensley...I think I will go have a nap now...or a quiet walk...thanks


vocalcoach profile image

vocalcoach 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

"One way to look at time" photo is wonderful! And so is this hub. Saved it to refer to from time to time. Very good writing and beautiful photos. I am an on-going fan.

Thank you so much.


bayoulady profile image

bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

UlrikeGrace.Thanks so much for your comments. I can't sleep tonight, because I slept TOooooooo late this morning!LOL!


bayoulady profile image

bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

Hi vocal Coach! Yes, don't you just love Bobby's sign?!!!!!thanks for commenting and bookmarking!


JeanieR 6 years ago

Bayoulady, thank you for pulling together the different components of rest. For the most part we forget that we are three-part beings: body, soul and spirit. With lack of attentiveness we rest the body but neglect our soul and spirit. What a loss!

Great job and I love the store sign, love to meet the store owner!


bayoulady profile image

bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

JeanieR- thanks for commenting!They all work together, I think. How can our spirit engage us when we can't think, and we can't think because we are not sleeping/resting.


RNMSN profile image

RNMSN 6 years ago from Tucson, Az

your articles are so well written and thought provoking bayoulady/J you are a much needed rest for myself after a hard day!! Bless you and much love to you bb


bayoulady profile image

bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

Thanks, BB....I should practice what I preach. Can't sleep though,too much caffiene. Good news is I can sleep as late as I want to....AND I DO!lol!


fucsia profile image

fucsia 6 years ago

Excellent advice, I always dedicate a few hours to rest.

Bobby D is great!


bayoulady profile image

bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

fucsia-thanks, I like ole Bobby's lifestyle ,too.Maybe only the older folks can really appreciate it!


camlo profile image

camlo 6 years ago from Cologne, Germany

Yes, I'm guilty of ignoring the fact that I need adequate rest. I need about 7 hours sleep a night, but generally only get about 5 or 6.

But one thing I have learnt to do, is not take on more than I can cope with as far as commitments are concerned. And if I can't manage something today, then tomorrow is another day ... but I also tend to procrastinate ... that means, I stay awake late into the night, watching TV or whatever, and wondering if I should maybe write another Hub, for example, which usually gets written weeks, or even months, later.

Well, you've made me think about what I'm doing in this beautifully written Hub, Bayoulady.

All the best, Camlo


everywomanssecret profile image

everywomanssecret 6 years ago

what an inspirational hub - we share similar views in life and its always nice to meet like minded people. Keep up the good work !! xx


bayoulady profile image

bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

Hello Camlo, thanks for stopping in! I am sometimes what we in the states call a night owl. I love to stay up a few hours after my daughter goes to bed. (Me time)I can sleep late now that I am retired, and still get 7 to 8 hours of sleep. If I am sleepy, I can nap, though that usually has me up late again,ha!


bayoulady profile image

bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

everywomanssecret,hello. Nice to "meet" you,too. I appreciate that you read and commented!


James A Watkins profile image

James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

Thank you for this fine Hub. I certainly agree with you that most of us don't get enough rest. I don't. I should. And I think I will.


bayoulady profile image

bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

Hi James, thanks for commenting. If I don't sleep well at night, I now allow my self the pleasure of a nap, or jus dozing in the chair,or whatevermakes me feel great..... Why shouldn't I? I'm 61,retired.....and need it! Freedom is allowing yourself rest and "me" time!


thougtforce profile image

thougtforce 6 years ago from Sweden

This hub i great! We live in a stressful world, constantly running, and there is always to few hours! I especially liked the "me time" and "rest for spirits". This is the part that I forget!


bayoulady profile image

bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

Hi thoughtforce, I appreciate your comments! I agree,the trouble is so many of us feel guilty or selfish if we take alittle "me" time, but in reality our families will benefit.


Troy C. profile image

Troy C. 6 years ago from Norfolk, VA

bayoulady,nice hub. you are right on point.

God Bless You


bayoulady profile image

bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

Troy C. thanks again for reading and commenting! Take care of yourself. REST.


ichoosehim profile image

ichoosehim 6 years ago

Bayoulady,I am new to the hub scene and don't know if I'm doing things the right way, but I know your hub is awesome. I don't know alot about alot but I know what I know and you have a wonderful spirit and very good insight. Be blessed.


bayoulady profile image

bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

ichooseHim, thanks for your nice comments. Reading other's hubs and commenting helps you get a feel for the hubpages community,so I'd say you are doing just fine!


ahostagesituation profile image

ahostagesituation 6 years ago

Jackie, the "J" in "SJ" is my middle name, Jacqueline, so can I tell you I just love your name :-). I love this hub, and had one of those "spirit-soaring" days today, it was really, really special. As a person who works hard, and plays harder, I know how difficult it can be to find balance, and to learn to rest. These days, I sleep like a champ usually, but only after having some severe burn-out episodes did that sink in. Life is just so incredible, it's hard not to want to do it all. I love your paragraph about not feeling guilty about taking time for yourself. Essentially, that's what hubpages is about for me. Thanks for the hub.


bayoulady profile image

bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

Hi hostage, My name is Jacqueline ,too. In 3rd grade I got tired of having to write that long name so I took that nickname (Jackie)since I was called that by family!(LAZY)

Thanks for sharing your great day.We must take care of ourselves if we are going to be any good to anyone else.


Becky Puetz profile image

Becky Puetz 6 years ago from Oklahoma

Great tips and advice. Excellent hub.


ahostagesituation profile image

ahostagesituation 6 years ago

Right, Jackie. I keep learning and re-learning that take care of myself lesson, and now I try to emphasize the importance of rest to other women I know who are too busy. Severe burn out is a hard thing to come back from. This hub should be on bathroom stalls in public restrooms for women.


bayoulady profile image

bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

****Becky- thanks for commenting!

****ahostagesituation- I agree. Too many times women put themselves and their needs WAY down on their mental list. If we DO allow ourselves to rest, we feel guilty. Sad.


Denise Handlon profile image

Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

Loved the reminder, BL-Ah, sweet rest (what's that??) LOL

Life balance-YES. Thanks for this useful hub. Talk with you later--I'm going to rest, :)


bayoulady profile image

bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

Hi Denise,thanks for commenting! Rest is what you better learn to do so you'll be around for those adored grandchidren!Yep.... go rest,lol!


Denise Handlon profile image

Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

That's funny! Yeah, better now than when I am with them, cuz there's no rest when I am with them, LOL.


dallas93444 profile image

dallas93444 6 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

Great insights. The holistic "us," is a combination of the mind, body and spirit." Often I forget and spend too much energy on a single facet of myself, rather than the "balanced" mind, body and spirit."


bayoulady profile image

bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

dallas,thanks for commenting!It was only after I was forced by lymphedema to retire from teaching, that I realized how little priority I had given to rest and recreation for years.


stars439 profile image

stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Wonderful hub. Relaxing hub. Makes you feel like going to bed and sleep. Great hub. GBY.


bayoulady profile image

bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

STARS,Hello and thanks for stopping by and commenting!


exjwlaurie 6 years ago

Excellent admonition Jackie! We all need more rest in these stressful times. It is getting it that is so hard. You put forth some wonderful recommendations for busy people! I love your common sense! God Bless you sister!


bayoulady profile image

bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

laurie~~~~~~ Times are stressful. We all must recognize how important serenity really is. Thanks for visiting my hub!


Attention Getter profile image

Attention Getter 6 years ago

Great reminder of why it's important to just take a break and why it makes us more productive in the long run.


bayoulady profile image

bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

Attention getter~~~~`Hello, and thanks for taking the time to comment!


heart4theword profile image

heart4theword 6 years ago from hub

Can you tell, I just love this hubpage of yours, this is my 3rd visit. I must have short term memory loss, because each time I read it, it seems to have deeper meaning:), like I haven't read it before...scary huh? Thanks again!


CameoT profile image

CameoT 6 years ago from Moab, Utah

So true we get too caught up in 'life' and really so many people aren't truely 'living' because they don't have the 'time'. Life is so much more enjoyable if you stop to smell the roses............or dream about them!


bayoulady profile image

bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

~~~~~heart4theword~~~`three times? Makes me think that rest is on your mind! Try to stay rested during these fast paced rat race holidays...that is ,if we are not careful to STOP........ and rest.Thanks for all your nice comments!

~~~~~CameoT.thanks for stopping by and commenting. I like that / WE can either stop and really smell the roses, or only dream about them. we just need to make a choice to say ,'Hold on, I can't do it all anymore."


Wealthmadehealthy profile image

Wealthmadehealthy 6 years ago from Somewhere in the Lone Star State

Amen to the sleep. This is where I mess up most of all...LOL I was up so late the other night on la machine, I was unable to determine the spelling of a word...oh tired me. So sleep is the key....to not being tired, and stressed.

Thank you for this reminder....and I love the sign on the side of the building....rofl How do you know when to shop there?? LOL


bayoulady profile image

bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

Wealth,thank you for stopping by and commenting. Long story,but because of personal issues I'm not writing on hubpages for the time being, and I just saw this. But I DO appreciate your comments.

I am remembering to get plenty of sleep. I go to bed late, but I also sleep til nine or so, because I am retired......( I SO love my new life!)


Peggy W profile image

Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

Judging from all the comments, this hub of yours hit a nerve with many people. As you say, most of us really do not get enough sleep and it is important for all the reasons you listed. LOVED the store sign. That could be a cute hub...an assortment of signs like that. :-)


bayoulady profile image

bayoulady 5 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

Thanks,Peggy. I AM a night owl,but since I am retired I still get my eight hours by sleeping late!


shygirl2 5 years ago

Voted this up. I like that analogy of life...like a hamster spinning on a wheel. :D


bayoulady profile image

bayoulady 5 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

shygirl2. Thank you! sorry to be so late replying. My daughter had a stroke,then my computer bit the dust.

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    Click to Rate This Article
    working