Sleep Issues

Have you ever found yourself waking up at 3 or 4 am with your brain spinning a mile a minute?  It can be easy to fall asleep but staying there is another matter.  Brains tend to either focus on one issue at this time of day (night) or flit from one to the other.  It can feel impossible to stop it when you are somewhere between sleep and awake.  Your brain can feel wide awake but your body isn’t in sync and it’s a struggle to fall back asleep.  Your alarm goes off and you know it’s going to be a rough day.

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I’ve been playing around with different methods to alleviate this and have hit on one that seems to work time and time again.

First, here’s what has sometimes worked and sometimes not worked in the past.  Forced relaxation is what my son calls it.  It’s more like mediation.  Focus your mind on your breathing or on the space beyond your closed eyes.  Alternatively, relax your muscles progressively starting with your toes and working up through your body.  First consciously tighten the body part then relax it.  This works great when the stress isn’t overwhelming but I haven’t found it to work consistently.

Now, here’s what I’ve found to work fairly consistently over the years.  The Power of Intention.  This is a variation on the Law of Attraction.  The Law of Attraction uses the ability to call into our lives whatever we are focusing on.  The Power of Intention is a subset of that, the power behind the law.  It’s what you begin with.  It’s the thought you need to hold in your mind.

So, try intending to sleep.  Set down that intention in your mind before bed, while getting into bed and while falling asleep.  “I intend to sleep through until the alarm.”  “I intend to sleep through the night.” Whatever calls to you, but put force behind the words.  Mean it!  Let me know how it goes.

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4 Steps to Goal Success

Here’s just a snippet of what you’ll learn in the Minddesign Program.  You only have a couple of days left to register and there are only a few spots left!

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Step 1: Know what you really want
~ Brainstorm all of your goals and dreams for your life, including the ones you usually don’t allow yourself to want. Include areas of your life such as relationships, career, travel, money, health, etc.
~ Narrow down what your goals are in the next year and pick 1 to 4 to focus on.
Step 2: Believe you can achieve it
~ Remind yourself of your past successes, achieved goals, and overcome challenges. Find the good that has always come out of every situation, even the painful ones.
~ Use positive affirmation statements to build your confidence. Make sure they are present tense (as if they’re already happening) and positive (focusing on what you want, not last of what you don’t want.)
Step 3: Create a concrete plan for success
~Ensure your goals are SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time Framed.
~ Create a structured plan by brainstorming everything you will need to do between now and when you reach your goal. Then break it down into what you can accomplish in the coming month, and then further into what you will work on this week.
~ Create accountability for yourself through an accountability partner, group, or coach.
Step 4: Stay committed and motivated
~ Reflect on what activities you can do that get you into a motivated state (such as music, exercise, etc).
~ Reflect on what demotivates you the most, such as disorganization, conflict, negative people, etc.
~ Overcome procrastination by asking yourself how much pain you will cause yourself if you procrastinate and ultimately don’t achieve your goal. Then consider what pleasure you’ll receive if you stop procrastinating and get powerful moment moving toward your goal.

Saturday’s the day!

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Registration opens on Saturday! Yay!  Are you excited to uplevel your life?

Enrollment is limited and you don’t want to miss out on the fun freebie!  Click on the video below to learn more about the Creative MindDesign program.

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Registration Opening Soon

I haven’t posted in forever, but there’s a very good reason for this.  On February 10, 2018 registration opens for another exciting program.

If you consider yourself a creative person, in your career or in your hobbies, you’re welcome to see what we have to offer.

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Don’t forget to join us on Feb.10 for registration!  We only have room for 40 people in the program and if you want to include the full coaching access, there is only room for 15 people!

That’s right….one program, two options.  One with coaching and one without.  Get ready on Feb.10th so you don’t miss out.

Can’t wait to get to know you!