Did you know that Workplace accidents and errors peak at exactly the same times that our circadian rhythms cause a drop in alertness – between 2 and 5 p.m.!
“Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.” ~ Barbara Jordan
The Exhausted Modern World.
The modern world puts enormous value on being as productive as humanly possible, which translates into working through lunch, staying late at the office, scheduling play-dates up the wazoo (or is it gazoo?), taking extra classes.
You name it, and we’re trying to fit it into our schedules. Our calendars are about to go up in smoke!
When exhausted you function less efficiently, feel frustrated, overwhelmed, and guess what … you eat more. Your body is sending signals that you are low on energy, because it needs more fuel to keep going!
What to do? Take a nap!
Downtime/Nap Time: A Natural Part of Your Day.
Napping is an opportunity for our minds and body to take a break. Many mammals take naps; and in other parts of the world, napping a.k.a. siestas are worked into the daily routine.
Napping Promotes Health and Well-Being:
30 minute naps promote physical well-being, improve memory and mood;
20 minute naps sharpen your senses and revitalize you; and
10 minute naps can improve mood … feel happy!
If possible, take a nap at the same time every day and use an alarm clock (initially, anyway, until it becomes a part of your routine).
Know This: Napping is essential to your well-being. It’s okay to crawl up in a corner for a few minutes and close your eyes.
For more happy living tips, visit Our Lady of Weight Loss’s KICK in the TUSH CLUB/FB!
Spread the Word …. NOT the icing!
wise * fun * utterly useful
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. ~ Corinthians 13
9 Steps: How to Move from Fear to Love
1. Embrace the Fear of Surrender. Instead of running from fear, instead of pushing it away or shoving it down, down, down; simply embrace it. Become intimate with it. Know your fear inside and outside.
2. Imagine. Place all your fears in a pink bubble and allow the bubble to fly high into the sky, into the stratosphere and watch the pink bubble and your fears dissipate and disappear.
3. Clear the Space. As the bubbles of fear go up, up, up know that you are clearing a space for true transformation; a space for all the gifts of the Universe, of God to be delivered to you.
4. Recognize. Recognize that a burning, indestructible core of life lives within you; the light of love.
5. Be Fully Present. Be one with the moment of recognition, one with the everlasting core of inner light and love.
6. Be the Bodhisattva. There you are, present, no longer trying to control or manipulate; no longer protecting and defending yourself from the slings and arrows of judgment and criticism. Simply surrender each moment to the next.
7. Love. Allow love to flow through you and then out; streaming out.
8. Surrender to Love. When you surrender to your own heart, you are surrendering to love. Love is the interconnected force of the Universe that unites us.
For more love, visit Our Lady of Weight Loss’s KICK in the TUSH CLUB/FB!
Surrender to Love …. NOT the icing!
wise * fun * utterly useful
It’s not that we are negative. Really, we’re not. It’s just that sometimes we unknowingly toss around words and phrases that can and do have a negative impact. I thought it “utterly useful” to review some of these words today.
Do or Do not. There is no try. – Yoda teaches Luke Skywalker the force.
When we say that we will “TRY” to do something; try to follow a plan, try to lose weight, try to be patient, try to make your party, we are – in effect – creating an awful lot of wiggle room. When you say that you are going to “TRY,” what you are really saying is, “Maybe I will eat healthy foods. Maybe I won’t.” “Maybe.” Hmmmm…
When you hear yourself saying “I’ll TRY” – STOP!!! Dead in your tracks (as they say) and listen for the subtext. What are you really saying? At the very least, be straight with yourself and if you do NOT want to do something; then do not do it, but do not try. You’ll eliminate a great deal of failure. You’ll create that much less to feel badly about!
I CAN’T …
Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re always 100% right. – Greg Hickman
When you say “I can’t,” then you can’t. When you say “I can,” then you can. Your subconscious mind will seek reasons to support whatever position you take. The more times you say “I can’t,” the more you will experience limitation and failure.
When you hear yourself saying “I can’t,” STOP dead in your tracks J … pause and ask yourself, “What’s going on?” Is fear surfacing? Do you think that your current circumstances are standing in your way of doing whatever it is that you want to do? Do you not know how to do it? Instead of saying, “I can’t,” say – “I don’t know how YET.” Begin to understand and seek solutions.
I SHOULD / I HAVE TO …
A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be. -Albert Einstein
No one likes being told that they ‘should’ or ‘have to’ do something. When we state “I should” or “I have to,” it feels as though there’s an outside authority weighing in and over us. Inner resistance emerges. The Inner rebel surfaces!
When you hear yourself saying “I should” or “I have to” … that’s right STOP dead in your tracks and ask yourself whether or not you want to do this? You always have a choice.
For more trying … join Our Lady of Weight Loss’s KICK in the TUSH Club/FB!
Here, 4 simple ways to give your genius a boost, which ultimately keeps your mind and/or body busy and out of the kitchen. It’s a win/win/win. Your genius gets a boost, you are occupied (and thus out of the kitchen) and the scales of injustice are likely to go down, down, down.
Take A Bach Break: The consensus of opinion is that listening to music by Johann Sebastian Bach can get your creative genius flowing.
Take A Walk: Walking/moving always (yes, ALWAYS) gives genius a boost.
Take In A Deep Breath: Getting oxygen to the brain is ALWAYS a good idea.
Take In Your Favorite Genius: Read about Albert Einstein, Helen Keller, Eleanor Roosevelt … or your favorite genius.
What do you do to boost your creativity, your genius?
What do you do that keeps you outta’ the kitchen?