Responding to stress in a healthy manner and getting quality sleep isn’t magical. These are skills that you can acquire, but you have to do the work to get there – one small step at a time.
Open this new toolbox and discover essential tools that will help you find the path to more moments of calm during the day and the ability to fall asleep with ease at night. Without these tools, you will remain reactive and hyperalert.
You can learn these tools, just like any other skill you’ve learned. Each one needs practice until you master them, and they become a part of your personal well-being toolkit.
I slept, I slept, I slept!!! Please, a lifetime more! Thank you, Larry Wells.
How do babies get through a day? They rely on the universe to take good care of them. They don’t worry. Worry isn’t a concept they have LEARNED yet. Whoa, did I just say that? Is worrying a learned behavior?
Yes, it is.
Babies stay in the present moment. However, they learn through trauma, parents, and media that worrying is a valuable skill. Even though this is what they’ve learned- it’s wrong. Planning is a valuable skill. Worry is not.
This is a crucial concept and it’s one of the hardest for some people to overcome. Think about it and let yourself process that idea until you can embrace it. Worrying about things that could happen will not protect you from them. Worry won’t make them not happen.
How do babies sleep? Babies sleep when they are tired. When their body is at ease and when they feel cared for. Babies sleep when they feel safe. Can you learn to sleep like a baby once again? YES.
Your brain is plastic. That means you can learn to return to the present, invest in a positive future (days and nights) and have better days and better nights.
This tool set doesn’t just allow you to SLEEP it also leads to:
Well… you probably have tried a lot of things, BUT have you had a step-by-step plan that you could use to create your own custom program for LEARNING (not trying) to stop the worrying? A step-by-step plan for falling asleep.
If you do suffer from negative What if Syndrome, you already know you are wasting too much of your life on things that may not happen. You know that you want to be more resourceful. You just don’t know how.
The top 3 mistakes people make:
1. Using sleeping medication and thinking this is the same as getting quality sleep.
2. Looking at the clock over and over while TRYING to fall asleep
3. Stress eating, drinking, or sleeping
With these strategies, you are going to waste a lot of time and never really solve the problem! In fact, you already have been wasting time and not solving the problem. You know this and that’s why you’re looking for a new solution. New solutions mean casting aside the old beliefs and the methods that don’t work.
Throwing drugs, food, or alcohol at the problem doesn’t work in the long run!
Using the same ineffective strategies day-after-day never leads to new results