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Your ‘Me Time’ Challenge

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You are doing too much. And you aren’t looking after yourself. You are tired. Run down. You haven’t felt fully alive in ages!

If you don’t do something now, that health concern, whether it be physical (hello insomnia), mental (anxiety) or emotional, will become a health crisis.

It’s just a matter of time and you know this. Even if you don’t want to admit it to yourself.

This is your chance to look after you. Put yourself first.

I’ve figured out how to get around my doctor’s orders and give you what you’ve been asking for!

So this is what’s going to happen…

PAUSE & RESET

‘LIVE’ Pause & Reset group sessions: because being in your own home creates comfort through familiarity and decreases the stress of trying to get to a class where you might feel self-conscious!

The Pause & Reset sessions are:

  • 3 Live Webinars so we can interact and learn more from each other as well as help you commit to making time just for you!
  • You will log onto the live webinar for 1 hour each week (3 weeks) from your own home as this gives you flexibility (no rushed drive to your class)!
  • Dates/Times: Sundays 8pm-9pm (AEDT) on: 17th, 24th, 31st January
  • To find out what that means in your local time zone, you can use this time zone converter 

Each week, the Pause & Reset session includes:

  • A guided meditation based on what you have told me because a meditation that incorporates your needs will be more personal (go and do the survey now!)
  • An integration exercise to help deepen your meditation experience, as you are relaxed, focused and more creative after meditation.
  • Opportunity for discussion so you can ask questions and share your experience. This creates a sense of community as you are going through this experience with others just like you!
  • Take home study will be provided each week to keep you motivated & deepen your practice

Pause & Reset BONUS MATERIAL

  • You will receive the transcripts and audio recordings of all 3 sessions so you can practice whenever you want to as well as review what was covered each week
  • The 3 guided meditations from the sessions as stand alone audio recordings for your personal use because often you will just want to hit the play button, lie down and listen, then get up feeling amazing!
  • A copy of the integration exercises used in each session as well as additional integration exercises to enhance your meditation sessions. You might prefer one exercise to another or want to mix it up on different days.
  • Plus two new guided meditations (audio recordings) to add variety to your meditation practice and keep you motivated!
  • 1hr follow up Q&A group webinar in February 2016 for any lingering questions from the live sessions or from practicing by yourself at home

THIS PACKAGE IS VALUED AT $150 AUD (approx. $104 USD)

BUT… And keep in mind that 1 casual group yoga or meditation class costs between $20-30 AUD (approx. $17-20 USD).

  • These 3 sessions will be tailored to your needs so remember to fill out this survey.
  • You will be given time to deepen your meditation experience through specific exercises, homework and discussion time instead of your teacher running off to teach their next class.
  • Unlimited access to a total of 5 guided meditations so this saves you time and money on getting to future classes after our sessions together!
  • Plus a 1 hour live Q&A webinar where you can ask even more questions as a lot of yoga and meditation teachers are too busy running classes to actually sit, listen and respond to your personal questions and concerns.

SO CHECK THIS OUT…

This is the first time I have run these sessions and your interaction is highly valued.

Your interaction and feedback helps tailor each session to your needs! How great is that?!

So this will be a ONE TIME OFFER of $97 AUD (approx. $67 USD).

This package will not be offered at this price again.

If you would like to register for the Pause & Reset sessions but aren’t sure if you’ll be able to make it to the one or all of the live sessions this is ok. Life happens! You will still have access to all of the material outlined above including the recordings of the live sessions.

From personal experience and what past students have told me, I’m confident these sessions will make you feel good and give you some beautiful tools to use at home.

But even if you get to the end of January and you aren’t happy with what was covered, I’ll be happy to refund you your money. The only thing I ask from you is that you attend all three sessions before asking for a refund.

 I’m opening up registration TODAY! This means NOW so get in early by going to the registration page.

And if you have any problems registering send me an email nymveliz@gmail.com as soon as possible so I can get things sorted out for you!

If you missed the free “Pause & Reset: Sleep” guided meditation, you can listen to it at the link below. But you need to listen to it NOW. I’m going to pull down the audio very soon. Click here to listen to “Pause & Reset: Sleep”.

Remember to Book in some ‘me time’ and register now!

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Sleep Tips & Meditation To Feel Energised

I have just finished a meditation challenge and what a week to do it in. Bah! My toddler has had a crazy week (not just on the full moon!) and doing this meditation challenge has helped me to:

  • feel more energised (what every sleep deprived mom needs right?)
  • release physical tension (I lie down to meditate)
  • release emotional cr*p from relentless toddler meltdowns
  • feel more refreshed (even when my to do goes round and round in my head while meditating)
  • in all honesty, it was just what I needed to cope this week (I just didn’t know it!)

I have created 10 daily sleep tips including a 10 minute meditation to help sleep deprived moms feel more energised. Get better sleep and get an energy hit here!

How To Relax When You’re Sleep Deprived

meditation.jpgThis is where you would’ve found me if you’d have knocked on my door 10 minutes ago. Lying down, eye pillow & blanket on, surrounded by mess. This is how I have learned to relax as I slowly creep out of my chronically sleep deprived state. Usually I would tidy everything up, put on some suitable clothing, create a ‘meditation space’, have a cup of tea, settle in, meditate, journal. You get the picture – lovely and all but time consuming and tiring!

I have learned the hard and scary way (see previous post here) that I need to just stop and drop 🙂 I don’t use baby/toddler nap time to do the dishes, laundry, houseclean or cook anymore. Uh uh. No thanks. It’s not worth it.

As soon as my toddler was in her bed this is where I laid down. There’s nothing better than getting to lie down and meditate, especially if you’re sleep deprived. Here’s a sample of what I was listening to! 

Chronic Sleep Deprivation & Exercise

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After being told I had chronic sleep deprivation by a neurologist who thought I’d had a stroke, I thought I’d “just” have to get more sleep. I say “just” but for anyone that has breastfed, that in itself is quite a challenge! But no, it requires a big change in everything, including exercise.

I have had to shift my thinking about this because I had gone from a bit of a fitness nut pre-pregnancy, then to a bit of a wobbly mess with all the relaxin in my body during pregnancy when I attempted to even go walking for 1/2hr, to putting the needs of my bub WAY ABOVE mine, resulting in virtually not much exercise at all to be honest. Well, the occasional pilates and yoga but it was like starting from scratch as I now had to learn about post-pregnancy body and what that now meant to me (hello back spasms, weak core, no cardio fitness). I’m so fortunate to have an amazing pilates teacher that has helped me with all of this since my bub was 3months old.

But with chronic sleep deprivation my hormones were way out of whack. And still are. It’s going to take time. As in months and months of time, and ‘me time’ to do some exercise to help get those hormones back to normal. Giving myself some time to exercise has meant I needed to get my head around the ‘how to’. So it sounds like a great plan to get up before my toddler and do some exercise right? Isn’t that what ‘they’ suggest? That doesn’t happen very often as I’m sleep deprived right? So I need sleep!

So now I practice my pilates and yoga at home when my toddler is awake. At first I thought this was selfish. Taking ‘our’ time together from her (mama guilt eh?). But now I finally see that this gives me more energy for myself AND for her, and I am setting a good example! She no longer thinks that it’s just daddy that runs, swims and rides. Mum exercises too! And she gets in on the action while I’m on my yoga mat or when I’m using the chi-ball. I’m still surprised how much she enjoys this time and knows that the chi-ball is mama’s – too cute.

And I’m slowly getting back into the brisk walking thing (fancy new shoes always make it more enticing!) to help regulate my hormones too. This takes a little more negotiation. My toddler can either get in her fancy ‘bub’ pram from when she was a baby and come with me or stay home with dad while I walk around the suburb for 1/2hr. Her choice. BUT she now knows that she has to stay in the pram as mama needs to exercise. Just liked she understands that mama has to go to her pilates classes at Claudia’s house. So far so good!

IF for some reason I can’t fit some exercise in then I do a relaxation practice called ‘yoga nidra’ as it has been proven to help balance and strengthen the endocrine system (and therefore my hormones). I have made a free relaxation for you to try if you are in a similar situation (sleep deprived/hormone whacked/tired). It’s a tough place to be in and it does require getting serious about making changes. Please ‘like’ this post if you are in a similar situation (sleep deprived/hormone whacked/tired) and leave a ‘comment’ about what you’re doing to get out of your sleep deprived life!

I’m So Tired…

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!

The main thing that has helped me, because it does more than an immediate fix, is guided relaxation. If you want to give it a try, this is a non-woowoo guided relaxation I have made to give you more energy. It’s short (10mins), FREE, and you get to lie down 😉 

 

 

 

 

Dreams…

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. 

Walk Before You Can Run

It was great timing for me to read last night that Vivobarefoot says “Walk Before You Can Run” because as you know, I‘ve decided to take up running again after 6 years of swearing off running. But first I’ve gotta learn to walk again. Yes, many of us have forgotten how to walk properly! So I’m following their simple but not easy steps to start walking again and in my flash new shoes! Clearly I’m excited (and not some paid advertiser/ambassador blah blah!). But the thought of ‘walk before you can run’ made me think of meditation. If you are new to meditation, interested but don’t know where to start or want to re-start your meditation practice, I would use the same ‘walk before you can run’ advice. Don’t force yourself to sit uncomfortably in a cross-legged position for 30 minutes and ‘hope’ to meditate. It should feel good! So I say, lie down and close your eyes, listen to a short recording and enjoy yourself! Start at the start. Try this 100% free 10 minute guided meditation now and let me know how you go 🙂 https://nikkiveliz.leadpages.co/energyhit/