So New Year’s Eve is usually an excuse for me to write another list!
But this year is different. Starting with the fact that I could drink a glass of champagne last night! Woo hoo! It was almost like we were celebrating the end of my breastfeeding journey with my 28 month old girl rather than NYE. That’s a whole other story for another time…
So instead of writing a list of goals yesterday, I sent my hubby with my toddler to buy the champagne (she got her own special ‘bubble water’) and I got out my brand new “Desire Map Planner” by Danielle Laporte.
I cranked up “Brave” by Sara Bareilles and started listing how I wanted to FEEL this year. And what I needed to do to feel this way. It feels so good to approach my life this way! Thank you Danielle 😉
Because no matter what your goals or intentions are for 2016, the reality is, we are chasing a feeling that we associate with our goals/achievements/bucket lists.
One of my core feelings is VIBRANT. And for today I had written down that I wanted to go for a walk and play outside with my husband and toddler to FEEL vibrant. It’s in the baby steps. The micro changes. That bigger things happen.
Let me know how you want to feel this year! And what you are going to do to feel this way.
I hear it all the time (and not just in my own head when I wake up by the ‘mama! mama! mummy!’ call). Personally I don’t have a great track record when it comes to sleeping. Nightmares for as long as I can remember (and no I haven’t grown out of them yet!), back pain, shift-work, pregnancy, breastfeeding relentlessly for 2 years (as in every 1.5-2 hours over night) and now hormone imbalance caused by chronic sleep deprivation (hello ‘that hospital visit’). Oh and I can’t forget the full moon (we truly are connected to everything around us)!
Even when someone doesn’t admit to being tired it shows up elsewhere…baggy eyes, quick to get angry, feeling flat, anxiety, coffee+++, the list goes on.
I would love to hear from you about what keeps you from getting decent sleep! And anything you do that helps (even if it doesn’t solve everything). So leave a comment below and who knows how many people will find your tips useful!
For those of you who know me you’ll know about my dreams, the crazy ones, the ones that go from nightmare to premonition-type all in one night as far back as I can remember. Some of these dreams are useful like the time I ‘saw’ a friend die during a training flight and was able to warn him. Other times I just want to go to bed and actually get some decent sleep. This doesn’t happen very often. So when I am super tired I will lie down on the floor, put an eye pillow on and listen to a guided relaxation. I feel rested. Often more rested than if I went to bed and had to ‘deal with those dreams’. So if sleep is a problem for you or you just want more energy, try this free guided relaxation – 10 minutes, lie down, and listen.