As we strive to increase our wealth and good fortune, we tend to sacrifice our bodies in the process. We think by doing more that we get more. However, one night of lost sleep suddenly turns into weeks of little sleep and our bodies pay the price.

Arianna Huffington, in her book Sleep Revolution, describes how she passed out one night in her bathroom and woke up bleeding from hitting her head. She passed out due to shear exhaustion. Upon doing the research, she realized that five hours of sleep a night makes your cognition operate as if you were drunk. How good are your decisions if you were drunk versus rested?

Too many of us, give and give until there’s nothing left. Don’t get me wrong. I’m all for servant leadership. It is not selfish to take of yourself. (Yes, ladies, especially you!) Even in an airplane, the flight attendant says put your face mask on first, then help others.

The more output you have the more input your body requires. Olympic athletes don’t down a triple caramel macchiato with a triple shot before their race so why would you do this before a big day at the office? Google Executives are known for doing meditation for focus and using float tanks for relaxation.

Properly fueling and resting your body is the key to sustained energy throughout the day.

Self-care is not selfish. It’s the most essential part to fuel you for the day. As playing on a see-saw when you were a kid, there’s a balance between giving and receiving.

What will you start doing to recover from all your output? How can you increase your own self-method routine?

Wishing you an abundant, joyful and prosperous day!

Lora Polowczuk

Chief Energy Office

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