Keeping it Simple for Spring

 

The K.I.S.S. approach, Keeping It Super Simple (or Simple Stupid - depending on the day,) helps me keep peace of mind in my most stressful seasons.  In college I knew, in order to feel functional the next morning, I needed at least 7 and a half hours of sleep a night. Nowadays I seem to have to remind myself this. Both to keep it simple and to sleep. Sometimes we complicate losing weight or how to "be healthier" means, when really it's suppose to be simple. A simple tweek like more sleep may be what you need.

Consider this...

Most of us, when wanting to lose weight or feel healthy turn to diets and detoxes that guarentee speedy results. Of course these results are achieved quickly, but rarely last long. And to top things off, when you gain weight and are working extra hard to keep up with rigorous diet and excersice,  you tend to gain more stress. This only adds to your cortisol level, a stress-induced hormone ( which tends to add bloating and more weight. All that fun stuff.)

As one ages, we often want to blame age on things like  stress and weight-loss, when really it may just be lack of sleep, lack of a healthy diet and lack of planning ahead. First on my list to tackle (before I let age, my job or an insane schedule become a reason for any increase of  this stress-induced, weight-gaining hormone called cortisol) is to get more sleep.

Do yourself a favor,  keep things simple and sleep more.  I don't know about you, but I'm ready to fall asleep right now...

Sweet dreams.