What Keeps You Up at Night?

What Keeps You Up at Night?

What keeps you up at night?  Is it the chores that are left undone?  Unfulfilled dreams?  Painful experiences that you want to resolve?  Is it a person you think of or a situation?  Excitement for the next day to come–or dread?  There are many reasons why you may not be able to shut off the busyness of your brain–but how much of what goes on in your head is within your control?

coaching and life coachI love the Serenity Prayer.  Its wisdom helped me a lot while I was going through my divorce.  It reminded me to focus on the things that were within my control and to let go of the things that weren’t.  Not an easy feat during an incredibly stressful time in my life, but the divorce provided an invaluable opportunity to grow.  By the way–going off tangent here a little bit, but another thing that helped me was the quote, “Suffering is not seeing things the way they are” by Stephen Cope.  Suffering is a choice.

How much of what keeps you up at night is within your control?  First, focus on this part of your thoughts and actions.  If it’s a to-do list that goes round and round your head, write it down before you go to bed.  Get in the habit of running through a list of what you’re grateful for in your life.  Connect with God/Source/Angels/your guides or any other higher power that is positive and spiritually connecting.  Go to sleep with positivity going through your mind.  Visualize handing over your issues to a higher power and trust that the Universe is taking care of the details.

Here’s another idea:  Repeat an affirmation to yourself that affirms that you go to sleep quickly and easily.  Write it down several times a day, too.

There are many things that can keep you awake at night.  Take the steps necessary to resolve the things that are within your control.  Let go of the ones that aren’t.

Birthdays and the Gift of Healing

Birthdays and the Gift of Healing

Having given birth to three beautiful, healthy baby girls and as the mother of a wonderful stepson, I can truly appreciate the concept of celebrating birthdays.  The actual birth day is a wonderful celebration of life, miracles, and love.  Each year through the concept of birthdays, we celebrate the gift of a person’s birth andContinue Reading

Giving People the Benefit of the Doubt

Giving People the Benefit of the Doubt

Parenting is probably the hardest job out there, but it can really provide us with innumerable lessons for growth.  I recently read a post called What if We Gave Them the Benefit of the Doubt?  It was a post about a parent going right to blame when a child spilled an expensive bag of fruit allContinue Reading

What’s Steering Your Ship?

What’s Steering Your Ship?

Do you feel like you have no control over your life?   Can I ask you a question?  What’s steering your ship?   Your ship represents you and your precious life. Fears, inaccurate and unchallenged beliefs, and ineffective habits all try to steer your ship which leads to the inability to live your best life. Picture a boatContinue Reading

How to Make the Most of Your Day

How to Make the Most of Your Day

My children are wonderful gift givers.  They are very thoughtful about the gifts they give.  About a year ago, my youngest gave me a mug for my birthday which says on the side of it: “It’s a beautiful day, don’t let it get away!”  I love that saying.  Drinking my coffee or tea out of thisContinue Reading

What Are Your Goals Right Now?

What Are Your Goals Right Now?

Here’s an all too familiar question that life coaches ask their clients: What are your goals right now? It’s a great question because it provides a focus and direction to your life.  Maybe it’s to own a nice house?  Vacation in Europe?  Drive a luxury car?  Meet your soul mate?  Work from home? I bet youContinue Reading

What’s Your Emotional Wound?

What’s Your Emotional Wound?

In our book The Secrets of Loving Relationships, my husband and I write about emotional wounding. Emotional wounds can harm your relationship by diminishing your ability to connect with your partner.  Emotional wounds can occur during adulthood, but many originate in childhood. How do you know you have emotional wounds? When you act in dysfunctional ways.  You’re reactive,Continue Reading

I’m Not Good Enough

I’m Not Good Enough

I’m not good enough.  Is that something that crosses your mind a lot?  I would bet that a majority of people who read this article suffer from I’m not good enough.  You may not even be aware of it. I’m not good enough.  It’s a feeling that is pervasive in today’s world.  Want to know how to makeContinue Reading

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