The Art of Going to Bed (5)

Ladies, we do it all! We take care of homes, the kids, the job and even one another. It’s time to take a little extra care of yourself! 

According to the National Sleep Foundation, “women tend to multi-task and use more of their actual brain than men leading to a greater need for sleep. Essentially, the more you use your brain during the day, the more it needs to rest while asleep.” 

And the lack of proper sleep can have an overwhelmingly negative effect your mental health, physical health, productivity and overall quality of life.

The Art of Going to Bed celebrates simple steps for investing in the most important part of the day, preparing to sleep!

Between our careers, families and other important things we care about, taking the time to care for ourselves often takes a back seat.

As a mom, wife and entrepreneur I had to find creative moments  to nurture and sustain my mind, body and spirit and preparing to sleep has become a vital and sacred practice that I award myself with at the end of the day.

This practice helps me to resign the stresses of the day, submit to rest and rise better prepared to face the challenges of the day!

Inside You’ll Find Specifics on How to:

  • Prepare your mind & body for sleep.
  • Create a living space that encourages sleep & relaxation.
  • Introduce practices that trigger the time for sleep.
  • Create a routine that helps to relieve late night worry and unexpected frustrations
  • Replace habits that feed anxiety with habits that foster peace & tranquility

You deserve this-Let’s get ready for bed.

Disclaimer: Please be aware that the information provided in The Art of Going to Bed should not substitute for or be considered as a medical or mental health tool. I don’t dispense medical advice of any kind. The information provided is general in nature, given with the intent of assisting you in your quest to prepare to sleep.

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All of my products are $10 or less but until August, you can actually get everything for $4 bucks! So, go ahead get’em now and come back with any feed back or comments you would like to share!

 How to Begin to Believe-

– Praying for the Greater Things-

– Lord, Lord- Prayers to Pray When Everything’s A Mess!

– A Daily Guide to Better

“The faintest ink is better than the best memory”- Chinese Proverb

It has happened to all of us; something really important slips our mind; a great idea, concept or saying etc!

And once it’s gone, you’ll always wonder if what you were able to recover was really what it was originally or is it some lesser version of its original self. Or what’s even worse, you realize that you can’t recall it at all and it’ lost forever…DAMN!

Then you can’t help but think, what would have come of it?  Was that it? Was that the game changer? Did I miss another great opportunity?!

Here are 6 common sense tips to capturing all of your great ideas and thoughts and never miss another great opportunity again!

  1. Watch out for the Jedi Mind Trick! – You see, your mind is gonna tell you something like, “This idea I so great, so simple, so obvious that you’ll NEVER forget it! There’s no way you’re going to forget it, NO. WAY! And we fall for it! Then an a couple of hours later after you’ve cooked dinner and fed the kids, and now you  sit down to build on that great idea you had but then…poof, it’s gone!  The way to combat this is to expect that this is going to happen! Expect that your mind is going to try to convince you not take any measures to capture this information. Don’t fall for it! Odds are, you’re going to forget it, you just are!
  1. Over 50? – If you’re around 50 and anything like me, you’re forgetting even simple every day stuff like where you put your keys or cell phone or my favorite…what did I come in here for?!  These are the times when you have to take extra measures to capture your ideas so make note of these tips because once you leave this page, you’re probably going to forget you were ever here!
  1. Don’t be fooled by the size of things- Just because it’s small like a name, number, or date, doesn’t mean it’s easy to remember. Anything having to do with numbers these days is a little tricky because technology has taken away the need to remember them. And names today are mostly replaced by images. There are many memorization techniques that can help you with numbers and names but who has time for that?!  If you do, great!
  1. Don’t be Lazy!- Sometimes we sacrifice things we should remember because we simply don’t want to get up! If the tool we need to help us retain the information isn’t easily accessible, we let the idea die because we’re just too lazy to get up and make the effort.  If this is the case, you deserve to lose out…sorry.
  1. Make an audio/video recording- This could be a little embarrassing if you’re not alone and it could be a little noisy depending on where you are. But it is a viable option if this appeals to you. Most cell phone come with audio/video recording capabilities so knock yourself out!
  1. Send An Email Message to Yourself. This has its advantages as you will have preserved your information online and can retrieve it at any time forever; as long as you have the appropriate electronic device and access to the internet and your battery doesn’t die or the power doesn’t go out…you get my point!
  1. Write it Down!- YES, the faintest ink is better than the best memory!

This leads us to my favorite, the good old tried and true pen & paper! For me, nothing beats a pen and a plain ol’ piece of paper. I recommend buying a small journal for the sole purpose of recording moments of genius.

You can also invest in the more elaborate planners, journals or filofaxes. I suggest you check them out online before you invest.

But the bottom line is to take the time to write it out as it is in your head at that moment. Don’t abbreviate and be neat because if not, you won’t know what anything means later on when you’re out of the moment.

And some of the best things about the pen and paper are that, they’re cheap and you don’t have to worry about anybody trying to steal them from you! They don’t need to be charged or plugged  or paid for!

Maintaining a simple habit of immediately writing down my thoughts, ideas and inspiration has allowed me the energy to propel myself forward in my family life and business. It helps to build confidence, motivation and a sense of preparedness.

On July 4th, we celebrate our Country’s Declaration of Independence.  We celebrate freedom and liberty!

In our day to day-ness, our freedom to set our path and make our own choices, is the foundation on which the quality of our lives is built.  But with this freedom however, there is a tremendous responsibility to ourselves and those we care about to find the courage to live a life that feeds a our true desires; to face opportunities of change and challenge with the same courage and diligence as this country’s forefathers whose efforts and desires manifested its independence.

In celebration of the spirit of freedom and independence, I an offering all of my ebooks and guides for $1 for the holiday weekend!  These tools will help you to be inspired, set direction and be brave!

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12 simple things

Getting better can seem so complicated!

Eat this – Don’t eat that – Do it like this – Don’t do it like that – Do it now- Do it later. Go faster – Go slower – Take this – Don’t take that – Go here- Stay there – Buy this – Don’t buy that!

It can all get pretty overwhelming!

The truth is, whatever our current state, we all want to get a little better. We want to be better tomorrow than we are today.

I’ve discovered that there are some pretty simple things that all of us can do consistently to make our lives, mind and body substantially better and I share a few of them in my new project– 12 simple things

• You’ll receive 12 simple things to do for better health & wellness. And for 21 days you will commit to taking small and simple steps to complete each one.

• Your 12 simple things PRINT IT – POST IT- PLANNER™ sheet will reveal the simple thing to do. It will share its benefits and provide helpful suggestions on getting it done. You can do them all at once or one each month or a couple at a time.

• It will encourage you to post your experiences and progress. At the end of your 21 days, you will have a clear picture of where you were, where you are now and how and why you’re better!

So, print your sheet, post it where you can see it and plan to do 12 simple things!

Pay What You Want and Download it here !

It’s an old message, “take better care of yourself so you can take better care of the people and things you care about.” I’m not going to tell you that I’ve figured out how but what I can tell you is over my 30+ adult years;

I’ve had 3 children I picked a husband who’s really pretty great! – I started a business for the primary purpose of encouraging people to be better. – I cook, wash clothes, clean, dust, and pay bills. – I scrub tubs & toilets and mop floors. – I repair what breaks, attend school events & meetings.- I discipline and defend. – I encourage and wipe tears, hold hands and pat backs. – I make sure doctor’s appointments are kept. – I buy on sale and use coupons if I have them. – I cry and fight and yell, if that’s what it takes. – I make sure you take your meds and prescriptions are filled. – I search the grocery isles looking for exactly what you need.- I smile and whistle and cheer your name. – I check up on you in the middle of the night. – I make sure you’re warm and check for fever and bruises. – I give up the remote and I laugh only when you’re funny because you trust me not to deceive you. – I listen to when you complain and I am always on your side.  Read more on this from my post- How to Know When You’re Enough! 

I said all this to say that it appears quite obvious that I am more than enough for the people and things I care about.

But then the question becomes, am I enough for me!

Whether it’s by nature or nurture, we are quite comfortable giving away our stuff; our love, our time, charity, compassion, patience, friendship, our forgiveness and tolerance and even our bodies, as long as it’s in the best interest of those we love.

But where are WE in the line when we’re being so generous with our stuff? Are we in line at all or are we waiting to get what we need from someone else; someone who somehow cares more for us than we can are for ourselves. Is this even possible?

What happens for me and I think for most of us (us being women, girls, females, chicks, mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, girlfriends etc.) is that it feels good to take care of the people and things we care about.  There is a great sense of satisfaction that fills my heart and spirit when we know that those we love are ok and that we had a hand in their ok-ness.

It’s what we do. It is our role in the universe.

But around the age of 49 or so, my heart began to secretly pray, Lord …please let this be enough.

But I knew. I knew that it wasn’t.

I quickly realized that I would have to play catch up; that I would now have to learn to become the most important thing in my life; and that this was the only way that I was going to live out my fullest, truest and most complete life!

And I also discovered that, not finding myself first often enough over all these years was at the root of why I struggle/struggled with all those things me!

Up until this moment, my life had happily and naturally become this dance of moving back, stepping aside and waiting.

So, I made myself a promise and I want you to do the same. I promised myself to take now!

  • I’m taking now to …  say a prayer for me
  • I’m taking now to … heal & comfort myself
  • I’m taking now to … give myself time
  • I’m taking now to …  change my mind
  • I’m taking now to … wish myself the very best
  • I’m taking now to … be brutally honest with myself & you
  • I’m taking now to … rest.
  • I’m taking now to … forgive myself
  • I’m taking now to … find the courage to be brave for my own sake
  • I’m taking now to … provide myself the things I need as best I can.
  • I’m taking now to … remember to pat my own back
  • I’m taking now to … to cheer my name
  • I’m taking now to … tell myself that everything’s going to be alright!
  • I’m taking now to … have a little more self-respect
  • I’m taking now to … have what I call fun
  • I’m taking now to … cry HARD and be ok with it.
  • I’m taking now to … say, “no” and be ok with it.
  • I‘m taking now to … stop and be ok with it
  • I’m taking now to … refuse to justify my actions
  • I’m taking now to … let go of responsibility for your actions
  • I’m taking now to … to adopt a “fuck you” attitude whenever applicable.
  • I’m taking now to … let go of guilt, self-pity and other shitty feelings that hold me back
  • I’m taking now to … listen to that little voice in the back of my head and respond accordingly.
  • I’m taking now to… jump without letting how you feel about it stop me.
  • I’m taking now to … finally decide
  • I’m taking now to … say to myself, “girl, I LOVE YOU and YOU are the MOST IMPORTANT THING IN MY LIFE!”

– TAKING NOW! –

A Female Guide

to Becoming the Most Important Thing in Your Life!

( The Book)

Coming Soon!

  1. Be careful not to let your gratefulness make you lazy.
  2. If you’re not consistently doing your best, maybe this thing is just not that important to you. Discover what’s honest worth your time and effort.
  3. Courage, Love & Service, these are three keys to living a life of purpose. Start with courage and the rest will follow.
  4. Hold hands. The human touch has the power to make you feel lke everything is going to be ok.
  5. Prepare your body to endure the journey of manifesting your goal.
  6. Learn CPR. Contact your local Red Cross.
  7. Kids are more resilient than you think. So don’t think you have to solve every problem they have or come to you with. Sometimes they just want you to listen, which is a whole lot easier!
  8. It’s not happening because you’re not ready. Continue to study, learn and prepare yourself. Get better!
  9. Know what’s happening in the world. Pick a credible news source to keep yourself current.
  10. Take a 15-20 minute power nap between 1:00- 3:00. Research shows that this will increase your creativity and productivity.

These are 10 of the 365 tips, quotes and other acts of common sense in my new ebook!

-A Daily Guide to Better-

365 Prayerful & Practical Tips, Quotes and Other Acts of Common Sense
to Help You Be Better!

A Daily Guide to Better, shares prayerful and practical life tips, many of which I used to manifest my own “happy'” life!  However, it’s important to note that happy it’s perfect because there is no such thing! 

But things can be better!

So, whether you are facing change or just need little reminders to help keep you going, A Daily Guide to Better, gives you simple, interactive and effective advice to help get you there!

– A Daily Guide to Better- 365 Prayerful & Practical Tips, Quotes and Other Acts of Common Sense to Help You Be Better!

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