I have learned recently the true importance of sleep, rest and relaxation. Your heart and health can really suffer if you don't get these physical requirements. On average, we need a minimum of 7 hours of sleep at night. It depends on you and your personal schedule, of course, but a real effort to get some good rest 5-6 nights a week is vitally important.
Rest and relaxation don't necessarily come from sleeping. Reading, watching a movie, listening to music, speaking with friends, even exercise can assist you in restfulness and relaxing. Make a real effort to try one or several of these things to relax.
Mental rest and relaxation are important for your peace of mind and heart. Making plans for your future, setting goals, thinking about what is good in your life will put your worried or frazzled mind at ease. Thinking about what you want and how you can achieve it, making a mental list to follow through can give you hope. You may be lucky enough to feel peaceful and relaxed all the time; I believe that most of us aren't that lucky, especially with the circumstances in the world today.
Try it tonight. Take a warm shower, some deep breaths, relax, dream a little dream about you, about your future, about what you can release and what you can embrace. Your mind and body will rest, your heart and soul will be peaceful. Your dreams are possible, realize them...with love...