The Proverbs 31 Woman Week 5: Work Hard, Sleep Well

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Through the summer, I’m teaming up with my friend Kelli at Adventurez in ChildRearing to bring you a series of reflections and link ups on Proverbs 31 as we study along with Good Morning Girls. Get all the details on the study in the kick-off post. Daily discussion is going on in our Proverbs 31 Facebook Group. You’re invited to join us too – just request to be added to the group.

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Week 5 Reflections:
Work Hard, Sleep Well

She perceives that her merchandise is profitable.
Her lamp does not go out at night.
Proverbs 31:18

The Proverbs 31 Woman never slept. Her lamp didn’t  go out. Sleep? Who has time to sleep?


The Proverbs 31 Woman worked hard all day and into the evening. In order to get up early, she had to sleep at some point. She had to rest to work as hard as she did.

You need to take care of yourself. I personally need a lot of sleep to function well. I need a good 8 hours. Some people, like my husband Josh, can get away with less, but everyone has a functional minium.

Ideally, I’d like to be up at 6am. That doesn’t happen as often as I’d like for it to because I tend to stay up too late. In order to get up at 6am, I need to be in bed at 10pm. So my goals is to consistently be in bed as close to 10pm as possible.

How much sleep do you need? What’s your ideal wake-up time? How are you going to make it work?  Share in the comments and/or link up a blog post. Make sure you go visit Kelli at Adventurez in ChildRearing too! Grab the button code from this page.

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  1. MomsMustardSeeds says:

    Sleep is extremely important….REST – a day of REST – the Father did not NEED it…but, he created it for us and set the example by taking a day to rest!!! GREAT series, Amanda!!! I always learn so much from you!

  2. This is something I am so bad at — and so hard on myself about! I used to get by on just a couple hours of sleep each night. Now, all I want to do is sleep! Maybe it’s reverse hibernation. Or maybe God is trying to tell me something as I study Proverbs 31. 😉

    • Emily, it is tough. There’s such a fine line between enough sleep and laziness. The thing that I have to remember with my depression is that I have to get enough sleep to function well, but not let it cross the line into a defense mechanism. Praying God reveals the right balance for you and your body!

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