Happy day three of the Love Yo’Self Challenge with Gina Guddat, author of Love Metabolism: A Guide to Turning Up the Heat in Your Relationship and creator of the DVD fitness series Couples Workouts for Health and Happiness! And today, we have a challenge we think you guys will all L-O-V-E. (Because who doesn’t love to feel awesomely rested?!)
The Day Three Love Yo’Self Challenge
DAY THREE: GET GOOD REST
Love Yo’Self: Getting a good night’s sleep is definitely a way of loving yourself. Today, challenge yourself to go to bed by 10 p.m. (at the latest), whether or not you have everything done on your list. It may mean you leave laundry undone, emails unread and dishes in the sink, but it’s worth feeling energized and well rested the next day. Studies show that getting to bed by 10 p.m. allows you more quality REM cycles and makes you feel more refreshed in the morning.
Love Yo’ Partner: Invite your partner to hit the hay early with you. They might not be tired yet but they’re sure to be enticed by the extra snuggle time and whatever else might follow …
What’s your usual bedtime? And how will you make sure you hit the hay early? I’m making a plan to be in bed by 9 p.m.! —Jenn