She's Sleeping Beauty And The Beast
I used to fall asleep every damn night spooning with social media, unaware of when or how I finally got shut eye.
It was a mindless routine that had me waking up tired as hell with little sense of direction and major sense of stress. My home was no longer a shelter for decompression and solace, but just another set of walls that kept all my over-thinking, endless to-dos and digital addictions in one place.
And still, I couldn't figure out why I was so frazzled; feeling like a leaf in the wind.
Aight, girl lol.
Eventually, I started to connect the dots and found myself staring at an epiphany...
There's a difference between getting ready for bed and simply falling asleep.
One is full-on conscious intention and the other is just a heedless shutdown. One is brimming with benefits, the other a leader in disadvantages.
In a time where:
Our smartphones have become extensions of our hands granting us with constant accessibility...
We've got this all-hustle-everything zeitgeist most of us (especially my fellow creatives) can't help but succumb to...
The Internet has absolutely no curfew, making it a non-stop partner in crime...
Rest gets mistaken as a non-factor when in actuality it's the GOAT gamechanger for all facets of our life -- memory, clarity, beauty, focus, waistline etc.
With that said, She's Sleeping Beauty And The Beast is an audio vision board designed to nudge us out of the grind and into recovery mode. I wrote these affirmations in effort to make peace with the day no matter what did or did not unfold and reacquaint ourselves with the value of being rather than doing.
I also reached out to bomb self-care leader Shelah Marie of Curvy, Curly, Conscious to share her favorite techniques for an evening of ease.
Have a listen below or on iTunes podcast, Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal etc. Let me know what you think!
Download my free Shut Down Manifesto featuring 7 (compelling) reasons for getting that ass in bed at a reasonable time.
Print this bad boy and keep it on your nightstand.