Stress and Sleep (lack of) will ruin your spring and I just cannot let that happen. I am all about you getting your sleepy time on schedule so you can enjoy all the ripe colors and longer days.
On Tuesday, I shared how stress and sleep have a dysfunctional relationship and gave you some tips on how to sleep like a baby. You can read it here.
Yesterday, I created a step by step system that you can use immediately. These tips will decrease your stress while increasing your sleep. It is a free download that you can access here.
So today, I thought you might enjoy this video from Kate Schrup MPH and I thought it was very interesting.
What she demonstrates is so simple and you can do it on a plane, train or automobile.
Speaking of simple….
If you are stressed and sleepy; it may seem like the answer has to be complicated.
Think back to something that you overcame. Got it?
I am sure the work was hard but was the solution complicated?
The hardest part has to do with letting go of your resistance and surrendering to the fact that maybe your solution is simple.
Can I share an example with you?
I am usually a sound sleeper, but during a stressful time sleep was not my friend.
I began to freak out which made me more stress and sleep became even harder to obtain.
So when I woke up, I would go downstairs and put the headphones on and watch TV until I fell back asleep.
I missed my workouts and felt guilty and mad with only increased my stress and decreased my sleep.
At first I changed everything around. I moved mattresses, gobbled melatonin, and tried to go to sleep earlier.
When these big changes affected my stress and sleep even more, I knew what I had to do.
I gave away the headphones.
I took them to the Good Will store up the street.
I could not watch TV downstairs without the headphones because it would wake my husband. Without those wireless contraptions, the TV had to stay off.
It really is simple but it won’t be easy.
This simple salty activity may be a bit woo woo. You may think that there has to be a kinder and gentler way.
Just like I did; take your thoughts to Good Will and give them away and then try this ritual
Check out the video and let me know what you think!
Yesterday, I gave you some quick tips to help you with your stress and sleep. Those tips are fine, but I wanted more for you.
I wanted you to know the effects of a dysfunctional stress and sleep relationship.
- Have a compromised brain because it does not have the time it needs to replenish, refuel and refresh.
- Cravie more sugar for energy.
- Have a low sex drive
- Are more likely for heart attacks, strokes, heart failure.
- Look older
- Feel more depressed
- Your ability to handle stress disappears.
- Brain degeneration disorders such as Alzheimers
My mother-in-law had a horrible time sleeping. No matter how much sleeping medication she swallowed she still couldn’t sleep.
When she was really sleep deprived she would hallucinate; swearing that she saw her dead relatives and forgetting that she ate.
We thought that she had the beginning of Alzheimers; luckily just a good nights sleep would relieve those symptoms.
Hours of sleep is not the answer to your sleep. Something else even more important comes into play
I have created a little handout for you that explains why longer sleep does not equal better sleep.
I also show you how to get to sleep and stay to sleep and even how to go back to sleep when you wake in the middle of the night.
Finally, I help you set up your bed for bedtime I hope you enjoy it!
I was going to have you opt in then I changed my mind because I have something super cool that will go deeper into this stress and sleep phenomenon. It is so close to completion and
I know you are going to love it, so stay tuned.
Pick up your Sleep Like A Baby Gift Here.
I would love to help you! Would you take a few minutes to share your thoughts about stress and sleep? To be specific, how do you feel when you wake in the morning? Just respond AHHH or ERRR. I will know what you mean!
Oh if you are anything like me, you may love to get the approval of others! Being Polly People Pleaser has made me fat, tired, bitchy and resentful. Yet, I still could not let go of what they thought.
I knew that if I wanted more energy, happiness and an increase zest for life I had to put Polly People Pleaser to rest.
So, I have begun chanting WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK OF ME IS NONE OF MY BUSINESS.
What I have learned is that some people just cannot be pleased no matter what you do. It becomes a cat and mouse game.
I have this issue with someone who I believed I had to please; yet I could not. I could move mountains and it would not be good enough.
My lack of ability to please them is their problem not mine!
It is about them not me.
The hit a crossroad. I could either be resentful that I can’t please or I could love them anyway and not allow their judgment to rain on my daily parade.
I went with option #2.
When you are building a business, it is especially hard to let go of others thoughts of you. After all, isn’t a successful business built upon what people think about you?
Yes and No.
Looking at your lack of results must be examined but you can do it from a curiosity perspective.
Now that I share that, don’t you think that you can view anyone’s judgment of you from a place of curiosity?
Let it go and grab some more energy!
Watch the video and let me know you thoughts about people pleasing.