Zzz #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z
My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Cultivating Happiness. Today, Z is for Zzz.
Your body is talking to you. Are you listening to it?
If you don’t, it will sabotage your waistline and your health.
Do you want the notorious hormones to wreak havoc on your body?
Follow your body to sustain your sharpness and the prowess to write 55-Fiction that will not make people yawn and gasp.
A Word to the Wise
Sleep is the chain that ties health and our bodies together. Sleep is a necessity. It reduces stress and anxiety and keeps you all refreshed and alert and happy!
May 1, 2016 7:47 am|
I’m doomed. My sleep is so irregular. Sometimes I have trouble falling asleep. For the last 10 years or so, I’ve had trouble staying asleep for more than 2-3 hours at a time. (I have brought it up with my doctor.)
Wonderful advice yet again, Shilpa! Always a wonder you can get the job done in 55 words or less. (That alone is 60 words!) Congratulations on completing the A to Z!
May 2, 2016 1:14 pm|
2-3 hours of sleep is too less, LuAnn! Hope your doc is able to help you get a good night sleep.
Thanks a lot, LuAnn. It has been possible all because of support and love of friends like you! Thank you for being there for me! Congratulations to you too for acing this challenge. Cheers ♥
May 1, 2016 9:59 am|
Well done Shilpa! A fitting conclusion to a beautiful series. I totally agree, getting your zzz’s right is really crucial for one’s well-being and happiness! *High-five* You dunnit….the challenge! Congrats! I had a great time reading your posts and connecting with you all through the month. Wishing you the very best, Kala.
May 2, 2016 1:17 pm|
Thanks a lot, Kala for all your support this April. Appreciate it! Congratulations to you too. Loved interacting with you during this challenge and got to know so much about interior decoration. I am going to refer to your blog frequently for ideas and inspiration for home decor. ♥
May 1, 2016 11:24 am|
Perfect conclusion to a series well done, Shilpa!!! May is for reading blogs now 🙂
May 2, 2016 1:18 pm|
Thanks Deepa. I have to catch up on reading your posts too! 🙂
May 1, 2016 11:33 am|
Thanks for this journey to happiness during April. I’ve enjoyed your blogposts very much. Claudia
May 2, 2016 1:20 pm|
Thanks a lot, Claudia. I enjoyed traveling to different places around the world with you too! 🙂
May 1, 2016 1:18 pm|
Very true shilpa ! I meet so many students in the campus with sleep issues, very appropriate and useful post. Thanks for sharing, it was wonderful reading almost all your posts ( I think I did:) I did enjoy all your post on cultivating happiness. Feel a little grown up:)
May 2, 2016 1:23 pm|
Oh yes, sleep plays an important role in your physical and mental health. I cant think straight if I dont get my dose of sleep. 😀 Thanks a lot, Genevive for being with me all through April. I have to catch up last couple of your posts. Thank you for giving so much food for thought and inspiring too! ♥
May 1, 2016 2:49 pm|
I love that DH Lawrence quote thank you Shilpa! Time now to get my sleep cycle into proper rhythms –
Congrats on completion of the A-Z – in spite of being away from the computer during it! I much enjoyed these snaps and slices of life expressed in 55 words!
May 2, 2016 1:24 pm|
Thanks a lot, Susan for your support. It was great to do this challenge with you. I have to catch up on reading your posts, though!
May 1, 2016 3:03 pm|
Your 55 word fiction posts never made me yawn and gasp! 😉
True, every AtoZer sacrificed on sleep just to ensure that the comments were replied to and the blog posts were scheduled on time! And now there’s enough time to rest and recuperate in May 🙂
Congratulations on completing the challenge Shilpa! <3 I truly love the way you write microstories which have a macro impact! Hugs, and cheers! 😎
May 2, 2016 1:28 pm|
You are so generous, Mithila. Thanks ♥ Yes, April has kept us all on toes. But it was truly an enjoyable journey.
Thank you and glad you liked the 55ers here. Congratulations to you too. Enjoyed doing this challenge with you! Learnt so many new words! Thanks. Have a great month ahead. Cheers and Hugs ♥
May 1, 2016 3:09 pm|
Yes, it didn’t and never will!
And glad you finally wrote the post and completed the challenge!
May 2, 2016 1:29 pm|
Yes, finally I wrote the final 55er. Thanks for being there all through April, Geetika. Appreciate it 🙂
May 1, 2016 3:11 pm|
And here comes zzzz at the end of hectic month of April… You have aptly concluded the challenge.
Congratulations on the complition!!! Thankyou for your support throughout 🙂
May 2, 2016 1:31 pm|
Yeah, badly need the sleep now after burning the mid night oil all through April 😀
Thank you Shesha for all your support and congratulations to you too. Will be back on your blog to catch up on the last 2-3 posts. 🙂
May 1, 2016 3:12 pm|
May 1, 2016 7:38 pm|
My problem is: I over-sleep. That too, twice a day. Do you think there is any known cure for this malady in the world medicine?
May 2, 2016 1:33 pm|
Wow! Twice a day… then how do you manage to sleep at night?! There are medicines for sleeplessness, I wonder if there are any for over-sleepiness 😀
May 1, 2016 9:09 pm|
I can attest first hand to how having bad sleep can affect a person. I had an irregular schedule for a while and I was so tired and had zero energy. I napped a lot.
Congrats on beating the challenge.
May 2, 2016 1:36 pm|
I so agree with you. I cant function and in fact cant think straight if I dont get my required sleep. Thanks a lot, Patricia and congratulations to you too! Enjoyed reading and knowing about so many phobias 🙂
May 1, 2016 11:34 pm|
Congratulations for the challenge! You did amazing fiction …I really enjoyed and learnt so much from your posts!
Loved this one…sleep is crucial indeed. 😀 I love mine too much!
May 2, 2016 1:37 pm|
We are in the same boat then, I love my sleep a lot too! 😀
Thanks a lot, Inderpreet. It was wonderful to do this challenge with you. Enjoyed reading your micro fiction! 🙂
May 2, 2016 7:16 am|
Congratulations on completing this challenge.
May 2, 2016 1:38 pm|
Thanks a lot for your support, SG! Appreciate it
May 2, 2016 11:20 am|
After a hectic April..some Zzzz’s is all I wanted to steal!
Very apt post to end the A2Z! True..lack of sleep can be hazardous to health! Congrats on completing the challenge in style! Loved your posts through the month!
May 2, 2016 1:40 pm|
Getting quality sleep is one of the best things we can do for our health and I cherish mine 😀 Thanks a lot, Shubhangi for all the support during this challenge. And congratulations to you too. Enjoyed knowing so much about the rich heritage and culture of our country! Thank you 🙂
May 2, 2016 2:15 pm|
Congratulations dear Shilpa! What excellent posts you have spun….each one a gem. very creative with 55 words and well complemented with an apt quote and wise words. Take a bow for completing the challenge and with style.
May 2, 2016 3:51 pm|
Hahaha, that’s a sneaky end! 😀
May 2, 2016 8:08 pm|
You are so right. Sleep helps us get more healthy than diet would ever. The body needs sleep as much as oxygen.
May 3, 2016 7:29 am|
I have been catching up on my sleep every since A to Z ended 😛 My body started showing signs from third week itself … Loved your series of 55-ers. The quote is so beautiful 😀
A Whimsical Medley
Twinkle Eyed Traveller
May 8, 2016 8:04 pm|
Congratulations, Shilpa and loved all your posts this month. Hugs until next time!
May 11, 2016 9:10 am|
Congrats on completing the challenge!! Haven’t been able to keep up with all your posts so just had to pay a small visit here and there!