In today's world, with technology connecting us to every corner of the earth, we tend to work longer hours and over commit to extra responsibilities. Usually what suffers is the precious amount of sleep we should be getting. Getting a good night's rest (about 8 hours for most people) helps us be more focused and less irratable. Sleep also helps you loose weight (as you don't need to eat more calories to provide your body with energy).
This weekend I would like you to schedule in 8-9 hours of sleep each night. A lucky few really don't need that much to survive but most of us do. Go to bed when the kids do (the dishes can be done tomorrow). Head home rather than out for last call. Treat yourself to sleeping in like you were a teenager again.
Your body needs sleep as much as it needs food and water. Learning to say no and take time to rejuvenate is important for staying alert and responsive. It also has physical benefits such as improved skin tone, better immuno response, and improved coordination. So tuck in early tonight and get a good night's rest.