Written by HMG Staff on 03/11/2019
Well it is national nap day. It is celebrated annually to follow the return of daylight savings time. We must aim to give ourselves more rest to promote better productivity, relaxation and contentment. I’m tired. You are tired. We are tired. It’s all tired. The hours worked for my fellow Heroes, Service members, Veterans, Firefighters, First Responders, Law Enforcement, Educators, Medical Professionals, and Clergy work on average about 40 plus hours a week with 12 to 24 hour work days or shifts. How do you find the balance? On top of those hours worked it is common for people who work in these fields to have trouble sleeping or suffer from interrupted sleep conditions giving the average Heroes, Service members, Veterans, Firefighters, First Responders, Law Enforcement, Educators, Medical Professionals, and Clergy about 2 to 4 hours of uninterrupted hours of sleep per day. In my boots I constantly found it hard to get the rest that I needed to completely function fully on a day to day basis. I have learned to take time through my day to unplug. I empower you to try to implement unplugging practices that eliminates thinking, viewing things, speaking and moving for a brief moment of your day. Set an alarm for 10 minutes. Go into a quiet room or space then sit down or lie down and place your head in your hands. Allow your breathing to slow down close your eyes and release. Making this a daily occurrence can promote longer rest periods in your life that can expand into you getting more rest feeling less frustrated and gaining more focused throw-out your day. Take a nap, take a step back, take a break your body wants it your mind needs it. Release, revive, renew; I have come to encourage you.