Ask yourself, what was your initial purpose? What was your vision? Quietly return to this intention, clarify it into one statement and focus on this statement by writing it out in your journal, reading it frequently to yourself.
Enjoy yourself! When we approach life with lightness and have fun during the day, we are more likely to be in the flow and as a result sleep deeply. When we struggle against the flow, we are less likely to be anxious and worry about situations at night while we try to sleep. Not fun.
Be authentic and follow your intuition! Listen to your body, don’t try to be different than what you are. If you feel the need to push yourself physically or mentally – go for it! If you feel the need to nurture yourself and rest – do that! Trust yourself and listen to your body, you have all of the answers. When you do listen, good sleep awaits.
Unload your thoughts. Before bed, create a ritual of writing and release all of your thoughts and concerns. Let go of the burden you carried during the day in your journal. If you tend to wake up throughout the night with ideas or dreams, keep a note pad beside your bed so you can quickly record them so your brain doesn’t cycle them over.
Meditate. If you can’t seem to stop the thoughts in order to go to sleep, imagine all of your thoughts collecting in a giant bag and imagine the heavy bags with all of your burdens and anxieties being carried off away from you. Play with this concept, finding one that suits you best. I personally, like to imagine standing in front of the ocean and having the wind sweeping the thoughts away and the sun shining brightly on me. Do whatever works!
Be grateful. Instead of replaying all of the things that didn’t go your way throughout the day, reflect on the day seeing all of the good things that happened. I am often in awe of how effective this is at creating good sleeping experiences along with good awake experiences!
Enjoy the day and have sweet dreams tonight!
Kelly MacLellan M.Sc.
Tired of the same old… well,
Get involved! Support local arts, groups, programs, culture – review community event postings in the paper for ideas. Maybe there is a bake sale, a 5K run or art in the park, stroll the streets looking for something new.
Exercise! Get your blood pumping – go outside for a walk, garden, or even simply stretch – whatever you choose just do it under the sunny sky and breathe in the fresh air!
Just do it! Expand your skill set and pursue that interest – register for that class you have been considering, jump in, no more excuses! Even simply try a new recipe today!
Slow down! Instead of rushing inside when you get home talk to your neighbours. Greet the people you meet during the day – why rush home when there is so much to experience if we linger just a little and get out of our routine.
Enjoy the weekend! & Embrace Your Life!
Kelly MacLellan M.Sc.
Since getting the weekly call for content from Yumi from Intent.com, my thoughts have been consumed with the topic: Tips on how to feel sexy!
Like yours, my mind immediately went to celebrities. I thought about all of the men and women in the media and pondered – are they sexy? Many are undoubtedly beautiful, stylish and trendy but in my eyes sexiness is different.
I regularly stopped, mouth gaping open at the sexy people I saw walking down the street in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. These people and others in my real life are sexy because of sparkle and walked like they were listening to music – all the time! These are some other elements I came up with:
- Sexiness is a general body consciousness, an awareness and acceptance of yourself.
- Sexiness is about having confidence and knowing what you want and what you like.
- Sexiness is being playful in how you live and what you say; it is less about being serious, rigid and right and more about exploration, expanding, lightness and fun.
- Sexy people are great listeners; they have nothing to prove so they often are engaged, interested and captivated by other people and things.
- Sexy people smile and laugh a lot, drawing people in with their positive energy.
Sexiness has so little to do with sex, although if they have all of the above qualities, chances are… 🙂 But sexiness is more about confidence! So…How to feel sexy and feel more confident?
- Know what you like and think!
- Love and accept your body!
- Do more of what you like and that which makes you happy!
- Lighten up, smile and laugh – a lot!
Enjoy & Embrace Your Life!
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