Day 12 of #LiveSlowBibleStudy

Day 12 of 21 

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Do you get enough sleep?
Rest comes in many forms. But today I am specifically going to ask you about a magical 5 letter word: SLEEP. 

I believe we are all smart enough to understand the benefits of sleep. Let me refresh you (because you may be sleepy): 

  1. Improve memory
  2. Live longer
  3. Curb inflammation
  4. Spur creativity
  5. Sharpen attention
  6. Maintain healthy weight
  7. Lower stress

Speaking of sharpening attention... this video went from fun to chaos quick. I debated on re-recording ... Enjoy! 

 

One of my favorite reminders from today's Bible Study was on page 126, "God expects us to work hard, but He also intends for us to rest." He made no accidents when He created every detail of the human body. Including the consequences of depriving ourselves from healthy sleep patterns. 

He set up warning signs to protect us from ourselves. 

Dive into these scriptures today: 

  • Matthew 11:28-30
  • Psalm 116:7
  • Romans 12:2
  • Mark 6:30-31
  • Psalm 12:1-2
  • Leviticus 23:3


Sleep is a vital part of our overall health. Think about what bad habits you can adjust to set yourself up for a better night's sleep.

Here are seven ideas: 

  1. Reduce your intake of caffiene
  2. Calm down an hour before bedtime
  3. Don't go to bed anxious, quiet your mind
  4. Wake up at the same time every morning
  5. Write down worries//to-dos & then release them
  6. Exercise on a regular basis
  7. If insomnia persists, contact your doctor
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I agree. Sometimes getting a full night sleep is challenging. But if we are going to prioritize every other area of our health, why neglect this area? 

Can you be honest with me? What do your sleep patterns look like? If they are not great, do you credit lack of sleep on your lack of obedience?

Comment below and tell me!