As I babysat a pair of sweet children tonight ages 2 and 5, I was struck with an eye opening difference between the two of us.
When it's time for bed, and I ask, "Are you ready for bed? " The answer is never "YES! I am WIPED! Today was exhausting." Followed by a getting into bed by themselves with great eagerness.
When I get there each Thursday night and ask what game they want to play, they never say, "You know what? I don't really feel like it. I'm kind of tired. I think I'll skip out on fun and just sort of hit the hay early."
And when I ask them if they are ready for school tomorrow, I don't hear "[sigh] It's so stressful. Oh wait, can you turn on the light? I just remembered 5 more things I need to put on my to-do list."
At the end of the day, we are exhausted and bed does not come quick enough. We are a sleep deprived humanity. According to the Sleep Foundation , 67% of American Women say they frequently encounter sleep problems, and 43% say that daytime sleep interferes with their daily routine. But is it sleep that is really stopping me from functioning fully or from staying up just a bit more to have a conversation with my husband? I mean, if I got that extra hour on top of the 7 that I get, would I be chipper all day, bells on my shoes, fresh picked flowers on my table, and songs of praise on my lips at all times? No. I wish. I think that are real problem is that we do not rest daily, in the day and throughout the day. We go and go and go and we think that our 5, 6, or 7 hour sleep night will make up for it. Think of this way. Would you ever expect to let something cook for 8 hours that should only cook for 1? No way, it would be burned, taste awful, and would loose all of it nutritional value. Same goes for anything that has a time limit or a shelf life. It's expiration date is there for a reason, and for a purpose. Our lives are not forever, and the days do not last all day so that we can pretend that we will never get burned out, always act as sweet as sugar, and continually be at our healthiest best. We are severely kidding ourselves if we think we do not have a shelf life.
We all want peace. And we all want a piece of sanity. So here is a small way to obtain both. Although it's not like sitting on the beach listening to nothing but the waves, nor is like a day trip to the spa, but it's just about as close to serenity as you can get in your own home. Or your car, the office, in traffic. Yes, it's that good.
Origins Peace of Mind is a light lotion like substance containing natural ingredients such as basil to relieve tension, peppermint to release trauma and tightness, and eucalyptus to help fight fatigue. Simply squeeze a small amount of this light weight but very powerful lotion on to the tips of your first two fingers. Rub your finger tips together to make sure that both hands have this delightful escape on them, and get ready to begin a moment of peace, and to gain a piece of mind.
Simply dab and rub in a circular motion the lotion on your tension areas. This can be muscles, or for basic stress relief, try right below your ears, and on your temples. The peppermint will cool your skin and in no time you will be feeling, fresher, invigorated, and like you just might make it the rest of the day.
Best features? At 3.4 oz, it fits neatly in your purse, car, or in your hand if you are expecting a long line at the DMV, doctor's office, or anywhere else that just drives your crazy. And, the $19.50 that you will spend on this will seem like nothing in comparison to the benefits your will reap.
Let's all breathe in, and out. Go on, it's good for you.
8 years ago