I recently went to a Naturopathic Doctor for help with my eczema because being prescribed steroids was useless. Steroids only help short term and with prolonged use, begin to thin out your skin while also suppressing the autoimmune system which does more harm than good.
He gave me a lot of suggestions about what I can do but what really hit me is when he told me to GET MORE SLEEP (I usually get about 4-5hours a sleep a day).
If I don’t get enough sleep then I don’t allow my body the time to heal and I don’t replenish the energy I have exerted. Basically, if energy could be placed inside of a bank, my bank account would be into the negatives since I have been using more energy than I actually have actually stored ‧º·(˚ ˃̣̣̥⌓˂̣̣̥ )‧º·˚
To make this really clear to me he said, if I don’t give my body that basis to heal, then it doesn’t matter what else I do. No matter how many medications, supplements or treatments I take it won’t matter unless I get the proper amount of sleep. Just like this comic says, “In order to spend energy, you need time to recover it” and I personally haven’t done that for myself.
If I don’t give my body that basis to heal, then it doesn’t matter what else I do.
The thing is I need to work, I need to get things done and be productive. I was taught growing up that I need to be working 24/7 to attain my goals.
When really taking that into consideration, I should be working hard but not at the expense of my health. Without my health I won’t be able to reach my goals in the first place. At the end of it, it is about finding that balance.
Think of it this way: