Jul 9, 2014

14 Ways To Get The Sleep You Need

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Getting enough sleep for your body helps you be more productive, have more energy, prevent weight gain, diabetes and heart disease.  So what are some strategies to help you sleep better?

  1. Worry elsewhere – take 5 to 10 minutes before going to bed to work through any worries and concerns you have
  2. Get rid of the bedside clock
  3. Add magnesium
  4. Snack happy
  5. A scented bath
  6. Clear the bedroom clutter
  7. Massage your toes – in traditional Chinese medicine, a bad night’s sleep can be related to your liver Qi (energy) not flowing properly.
  8. Think about your pillow – is it the right one for you?
  9. Listen to a guided meditation
  10. Avoid sugar
  11. Do a mind dump
  12. You may have to lose weight – 70% of people who are obese or overweight have sleep apnoea.
  13. Go decaf
  14. Listen to your sleep cycle

Action: Pick one and start with that.

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Jul 9, 2014

Life Just Is

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Life just is.  You have to flow with it. Give yourself to the moment.  Let it happen. Governor Jerry Brown Have you ever taken the time to think about what you can and what you can’t control?  I love to be in control.  I love being organised and systematised as they help me be in control.  However, I have come to realise that there are factors way beyond my control, and that, in order to progress I need to let go of those factors. The only person that I can control is me.  That is the person I need to rely on.  I love to help people, support people, encourage people; however, at the end of the day, the only person I can control is me.  I can give my best to others,...
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Jun 25, 2014

Goal Setting: What Are You Learning From Those Around You?

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This week’s video discusses what you can learn from those around you.

I recently read that there are lessons for all of us from the people that are around us.  So I started to look and see what lessons I could learn from the people around me.  It was amazing!  Some of the things I learned include:

  • I learnt how to laugh more at myself
  • I learnt how to show more love to others
  • I learnt how my harsh words can affect people
  • I learnt to see the good in people because they do mean well it may just not seem that way
  • I learnt to keep in contact more
  • I learnt the importance of kind words to myself
  • I learnt that there are infinite possibilities available to me
  • I learnt that life is full of continual learning

Action:  See what you can learn from those around you.

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Jun 25, 2014

With Each Day, Realize that You’re Here to Make a Difference

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I would love you to take some time today to think of one or two people in your life who have been “impact people”.  People who impacted your life in such a way that by crossing your path, you discovered you were more than you had thought previously. For each one of us, the impact will be different because we are all unique.  These people allowed you to learn a little more about yourself.  They empowered you and lifted you up.  Their moment in your life was marked forever. Each and every one of us has the unique ability to be a person of impact. Today, start to become aware that you are a person of impact.  Find a moment in your day where you are crossing someone else’s path and be...
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Jun 11, 2014

Time Management: Do You Need to Slow Down?

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For the past few years with my business, I have been pushing myself and loving every moment of it.  I still love it, but this year I am slowing down just a little.  While reflecting on what is important in my life, I realised that just being still can make a difference.

It was funny, but I was getting messages from a few different people around me.  My daughter was one, my business accountability buddy was another and a few other people.

I am still achieving, but I think in my ability to be slow, I am finding that I am more aware of what is really important.  I am combining many elements too and making sure that I am doing things that I love.

Action:  Take time to think about whether you need to slow down.

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Jun 11, 2014

Decision Making

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“It is the decisions you make when you have no time to make them that define who you are. Believing in yourself  is one of the first steps to success.” It really is important to believe in yourself, isn’t it? Believe in yourself no matter what other people think.  We should all decide what we can do, be and have.  Whatever we want in this world and the only person who can get you there is YOU!  It is in your thoughts; it is in your actions that you can make your dreams come true. Some simple steps that may help include: Set goals. When you set goals you know where you are heading Acknowledge when you achieve any small goal.  It helps to build your confidence in your own success. Have realistic expectations of...
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May 28, 2014

Goal Setting: When One Door Closes, Another Door Opens

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Sometimes in our life, it is time for something to end.  We may be happy about that or we may feel disappointed that it is ending.  It could be our fear of not knowing what is next or losing what we have known.  It may be a special relationship, a career, even an item that we owned.

When this occurs, don’t despair.  You are experiencing this loss for one reason and that is so you can receive greater good.

You can’t release something without gaining something in return.  The universe wants to fill the void, replacing sadness with joy, loss with gain, death with rebirth.

What can you do when a door closes?  Firstly, it is a good idea to release your attachment to the way it was or the way you want it to be.  Then be patient and wait.  It will come when the time is right and you are ready.

Perhaps a useful affirmation is “a new door in my life stands open before me”.

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May 28, 2014

I Enjoy Being Me

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What a wonderfully unique person I am! I love how it feels to be me.  I enjoy my life and cherish all the little nuances that occur every day. I am where I am in life because of the choices I made and the work I put into being precisely who I am.  I am exactly the person I want to be. I will continue to grow and learn new things.  I will continue to experience new things in life and transform for the better; this is part of being me. I have surrounded myself with wonderful people and I enjoy who I am when I am with them. I enjoy who I am when I am alone as well.  I take pleasure in self-reflection and I appreciate how I permit myself to enjoy...
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May 14, 2014

Goal Setting – Invest In Yourself

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This week’s video discusses the importance of investing in yourself. Working with adult learners, I am meeting some amazing people. What I have been surprised by is how negative some of the self-talk is and how these people often put themselves last – whether that is their health, their career, their education.

It is empowering helping and supporting these people. It can also be frustrating when you can see their potential but they can’t.

I honestly believe we need to invest in ourselves so that we can be the best for those around us.

Action step: What can you do today that means you are becoming the best version of you?

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May 14, 2014

The Joy of Laughter

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When you laugh, your brain produces natural mood elevators that free you from pain and suffering. Laughter is therapeutic. Humour can transform your emotions and mind and it can cure your body. Laughter helps you keep your life in perspective. Laugh at yourself more. It helps to keep your life in perspective. I know, I was one of those people who wanted to do everything right. Who does everything right? No one. When I let go of this and started laughing at my silly small mistakes, life was more enjoyable, less pressure. When was the last time you had a good laugh? It’s time to make laughter a priority. Maybe it’s time you watched your favourite comedy or borrowed a joke book from the library. Do something to bring laughter into...
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