Sleep is the number one contributor to any beautification plan. A lack of it will cause you to look dried out, unhappy, weary, inattentive. Of course, perhaps indulging in alcohol and other substances is more damaging in the short term. But if you want to age the most quickly, then go without sleep. But of course, beauty is much more than simply ‘looking good.’ It’s how you feel, it’s how you walk, and it’s how much you enjoy your life. This means that sleep can ensure you look good, but it can help you feel good all the more.
It might be that you feel you’re getting great sleep, but you really aren’t. A little attention here can go a long way. And might give you the tools to feel like your true, best self. That’s not a small consideration, but quite important when you come to think of it. Any beauty practitioner, life coach or other advisor who tries to help you better yourself without the true prospect of sleep improvement is missing a vital piece. Let us try to fill it in:
Falling asleep can often be the hardest part of this desire to fall asleep. It can often be that because of our busy lives, many thoughts, emotions and plans are all swirling through our headspace before we can gain comforting sleep, or even stay on that precipice. This is where an appropriate before-sleep ritual can help you slowly fall into comforting rest. Reading before bedtime, for example, can help your eyes feel naturally heavy. Which will permit you to fall into a nice, deep sleep.
Sleep meditation can also be of a large impact. From implementing night lights, certain incenses, and meditating either sitting up slightly or lying down, personally or guided, can help you drift off to sleep more comfortably than you might have envisioned. You might be positively surprised as to how you rest. Also, ensuring you have a full cup of water next to you can prevent the need to head to the kitchen in the middle of the night with a dry throat.
Diet & Exercise
It might not seem like it, but diet and exercise can be extremely impactful on how you sleep. Working out will help your body desire sleep, because it will need to repair from the strain you have placed on it, and adapt in a positive manner. Diet can help because watching what you eat or drink before bedtime can be essential. Alcohol, caffeine, sugar, all of this can contribute to keeping your body suppressed and finding it difficult to get to sleep. A light, healthy diet, a good amount of stretching, cardio or whatever helps raise your heartbeat per day. You’ll absolutely find it easier to relax at night, and drift away to comfort.
Heading to bed at the same time each day, and waking up around the same time are both absolutely essential for anyone hoping to make the most of sleep. This means you can avoid missing out on an hour here or there. Because that can all contribute to how tired you feel in the morning. You’ll find your body naturally wakes you up at the right time should you get into this schedule. That can help you avoid the hours it takes for you to feel fully lucid.
All of this, if implemented well, will help you feel and look your best. As sleep is the largest contributor to natural beauty.