You’ve all heard the phrase, “get your beauty sleep.” But have you ever put any credence into the saying? Well, I am here to tell you that it is a real thing. Getting 7-9 hours of sleep nightly can do wonders for your overall health and well-being, but it also is amazing (and natural) “therapy” for your skin and hair.
Here are just some highlights of what beauty sleep (7-9 hours per night) can do:
Less puffy eyes – not only does sleep keep the puffiness and bags to a minimum, but it also aids in reducing the appearance of dark circles. And who doesn’t need want that?!
Gives you that healthy glow – this is one of the benefits that will be visible almost immediately. After only a few nights of quality sleep, people will start to comment on how good you look!
Fewer fine lines and wrinkles – skin produces collagen, aka plumper, overnight while we sleep. Plumper skin = fewer wrinkles!
Healthier hair – blood flow decreases from lack of sleep and this results in weaker strands, which we all know, leads to breakage.
I usually get 8-9 hours of sleep nightly. Our whole family turns in at the same time each night — 9:00pm. I’d love to tell you that I do it for radiant skin, but I actually turn into a grumpy disaster at about 9:15pm, so it’s really to avoid that whole mess!
I’ve never been the superstitious type, but I swear, today I had at least three signs that pointed to the same thing: Push past fear, get out of my comfort zone, and Get. It. Done.
Let me rewind to two weeks ago. Two weeks ago, I had a phone conversation with a friend of mine that is an independent consultant for Rodan + Fields. She along with her sponsor talked to me about an opportunity that I just didn’t think I could pass up. So…I said yes and now I’m a consultant for this amazing skincare company. The next morning I was thinking, “what did I do? I can’t do this!” I am so not a sales person!
I participated in webinars, read every single piece of information about the company and the products. I scheduled my “launch party” and asked my sponsor a million questions. Now, with the date of my launch party quickly approaching, I’m having anxiety and second thoughts.
Fast forward to today when everywhere I looked, there seemed to be signs telling me that I’m on the right path.
Sign #1: During my commute, my audio book malfunctioned, so I plugged in my iPhone and launched a podcast. I’ve been listening to Cassey Ho’s Sheroic series. This morning’s episode featured Sydney Olson (a free runner and stunt woman). One of the messages she left us with was, “find what you want and then go for it. There are going to be failures along the way. It is those failures that make the victory that much sweeter.” (something to that effect anyway, I was driving!)
Sign #2: After creating a graphic for my company’s FB page using Canva, a quote popped up just like they always do while waiting for the download. But the quote seemed to be tailored to me:
And finally, sign #3: While researching for a project at work about workforce trends/employee recruitment, I watched a Facebook Live from JT O’Donnell where her message was: Are you holding it in? What are you afraid of that is keeping you from success? She looked into my eyes (and the eyes of 800 others that were tuned in) and said: “don’t let fear hold you back from going after what you want.”
So, fear and all, I’m jumping into this business of selling GREAT skincare with both feet. I’m not quitting my day job or my fitness and wellness focus, but I’m going to do this and I’m going to do it well. I could use all the support I can get (in the form of encouragement and lifting me up, not purchasing products, though if you have any questions or want to try them, I’m your gal!)