Drama Teen goes back to school today. It's been hard to wrap my head around the fact that she's a freshman in high school now. I'm looking forward to the more stable schedule we tend to have when she's in school. This last week of getting her to volleyball practice has played havoc with my work schedule, which means it's also messing with my sewing time. Though I didn't have a bad week by any means.
Not a lot of machine sewing going on except for last night. I did get 3 quilts labeled over the last week and they were gifted yesterday to 3 very deserving teachers. It was a good week, 6 days of sewing and three quilts were moved out of the fabric closet.
In addition to finding time to stitch this year, I wanted to do more to foster my creativity. This month that effort focuses on "get a good night's sleep". Being tired is probably the number one reason I don't get more stitching time in. As I noted last week, most of us don't get the 7 to 9 hours of recommended shut eye each night. Besides not wanting to get a needle through your finger, there are some other good reasons to get the recommended hours of sleep. Here's a few.
1. Avoids brain blight. Habitually sleeping 7 hours or more has been linked to decreased dementia risk.
2. Sleep decreases your sensitivity to pain.
3. You'll eat less. Being short on sleep increases the hormone ghrelin which stimulates your appetite.
4. Being short on sleep can make it hard for your body to clear excess glucose from the blood stream.
5. Sleeping less than 7 hours a night has been linked to a 62% increase in breast cancer risk.
I wonder now if can sleep your way to a skinnier you? Points 3 and 4 would suggest that.
That's it for this week. How are you doing on finding time to stitch?
2. Julie in GA
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