Top of the day to you
You know I got to tell that I've never met anyone rich or poor who isn't under
some kind of stress at times. And with most of us who are in business and when
we deal with people whether it be employees or unkind customers, it's a mess
of stress we have to contend with. And man oh man, can it ever interfere with
our sleep patterns. So I got to thinking of what I could share with you this
week to help you get to sleep right away with the stress melting away for those
moments while you do this little guaranteed plan I put together some time ago.
I read a little phrase one time; "The trouble with life in the fast lane
is that you get to the other end in an awful hurry."
-- John Jensen
My line is, "We are on the Road to Death so there's no need to jump in
the Passing Lane!"
Stress is the energy we put into those things that are nothing but a thing
in the first place. There's a phrase 'in the streets' that goes like this "IT
AIN'T NOTHING BUT A THING, DUDE!"
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments
that take our breath away."
Here's what I do EVERYDAY and I never miss a day and it ALWAYS takes my breath
away. It's the last thing I do before I go to bed each night.
I go down to the beach at the end of my street and lay on a lounge chair at
one of the condominiums and I watch the stars while I feel the ocean breeze
and hear the ocean sounds. I have to tell you that as I smell that air (10 deep
breaths) and watch the stars, I always think of the video series I just watched
on ASTRONOMY where the universe was described like this.
The earth is a pretty big place, but is only a very small part of our solar
system, which includes 9 planets, and the sun, moon and some other beings way
out there. But then our solar system is only a spec in the "MILKY WAY GALAXY",
which has billions of stars, etc. Well there are billions of Galaxies of equal
or greater magnitude, which are called 'CLUSTERS' and the are billions of these
Clusters, which make up a "SUPER CLUSTER". There are billions of these
Super Clusters, which make up our UNIVERSE! So remember, "It ain't nothing
but a thing."
So as I'm looking at the Stars, I marvel at this awesome thing we experience
each day we call life and what is it really all about anyway? I'm convinced
we are here to serve each other with what we are genuinely passionate about
all the while creating a service to where everyone who is involved in the service
has equal opportunity to gain. So after about 15-30 minutes of that I am usually
ready to come back home, of which I am ready for bed.
But as you would guess, I'll start thinking of those stressful moments and
I start stressing out again. But here's the real icing on the cake. I totally
stop for just 30 seconds and I tune into the sounds of the crickets or whatever
those little critters are out there making all those sounds
Frogs and all
that. But when I hold my attention to those sounds uninterrupted for those 30
seconds, I promise you I'm waking up the next morning and that is 100% of the
time. It's a gift to us to be able to listen to those awesome sounds.
Even if we are experiencing a stressful day, that is the greatest way I know
of tuning out the stress
by tuning into the sounds of nature all day.
And there is a way EVERYWHERE no matter where we are at the moment to do this.
I speak in a lot of major cities and there are always birds and locusts and
other things out there I can tune in to and it's a real quick fix if I ever
It really helps to balance out our Circadian Rhythm. I know you have heard
me talk about this Rhythm before so I think now is a great time to give you
a thumbnail sketch of what it's all about.
There are 3 Basic principles in Nature that make up this rhythm and Balance
is the key to perfect health. These can be found everywhere in nature, including
our mind and body. For normal and healthy functioning of our physiology and
for a settled and alert mind, balance in the Key!
1. The motion principle
2. The metabolism principle
3. The structural principle
The principle of movement is responsible for the nervous system, breathing
and all motion in the physiology. It corresponds to the elements air and space.
When you are balanced is this area, sleep is sound and elimination is good;
you'll usually feel energetic, blissful, enthusiastic and creative; the mind
is calm, clear and alert.
The metabolism principle is responsible for all metabolic activities. It regulates
digestion and the temperature of the body. Mentally it stands for a sharp intellect
and regulates the emotions. When you are balanced is this area, it gives contentment,
energy, good speech, good digestion, right body temperature, and a clear and
The structural principle is responsible for giving solidity and stability and
regulates the fluid balances. When you are balanced is this area, it gives strength,
stamina, a good immune system, patience and mental stability.
Balance of these 3 areas result in stable health, permanent well-being and
radiates natural beauty and attractiveness. But I have to tell you there are
a lot of factors which influence these 3 principles, i.e. our work, our daily
routine or the seasons and basically all thought patterns and activities that
we face day by day.
This is probably one of the chief reasons why I'm such a bug about eating foods
that grow in your type of environment, when is season and at the right time
They all have such an impact on how we deal with stresses and with our sleep
In one of my Tele-seminars I had the great fortune of interviewing the incredible,
Ronald Cridland, M.D. has been working in Sleep Medicine full time at the Canadian
Sleep Institute since 1998. Let me share with you some of the notes from that
SLEEP is the condition to where consciousness has ceased where as REST is the
period of inactivity where the body regroups some of it's expended energy and
there could be 4 kinds of rest mentioned here.
1) Physical Rest is where we just sit or lay down for a bit to relax.
2) Mental Rest is where we detach the mind from any and all intellectual activity!
3) Sensory Rest is where we engage in just being quiet without using our eyes,
as we use up a lot of energy with our eyes. We will always hear things even
when we are asleep, but not be conscious of it.
4) Emotional Rest where we withdraw for and interaction in the ups and down's
of life. Basically Rest is the ceasing of all ways of using up our energy which
allows the body to redirect its energy to restoration.
Now without SLEEP, we would eventually die in misery in a very short amount
of time. Sleep soothes and rests the muscles, nerves and brain which is one
of our best natural rejuvenators. When we sleep it's at that time we regenerate,
repair and prepares us for new activity. Without Nerve Energy, the Brain and
body would be functionless. Vitality could be defined largely as NERVE ENERGY.
This NERVE ENERGY is to humans what the battery is to the automobile. It's the
Spark of our Existence. It is every bit as important to our health as all the
other things we discussed so far for example, air, water, food, sunshine, attitude
all of which will assist us in staying well for life.
So the real purpose of sleep and rest is to regenerate nerve energy. There
are several ways our body gets its energy three of which are REST/SLEEP/ NUTRITION;
and EXERCISE (Mitochondria)! But let's talk about the rest/sleep portion of
our lives, when we are sleeping, it's during that time when there are several
other things that are going on in the body that are not nearly as prevalent
as when we are awake.
For example the body is repairing cells, digesting and assimilating food we
ate that day! It's healing tissues and organs; making new cells; replenishing
cells with fuel; eliminating wastes to the proper channels
tense; our pulse rate, blood pressure, body temperature all rise and fall; we
become sexually aroused; and many other activities are in place. Only part of
the brain is asleep, but it's at this time when all those other things I just
mentioned that are going on in the body via the nervous system. We all have
anywhere from 75-100 trillion cells in our body that is entirely governed and
connected to the brain. So it's at this time the brain gets the most regeneration
of its nerve energy.
So THE SINGLE WORST THING YOU CAN DO IS TO EAT TO SLEEP! Definitely NOT Cool!
Now your body uses up the reserves of energy to digest food all night. Even
though you think you are sleeping, actually you are on an overload with the
incredible amount of energy it took for you to breakdown, absorb, assimilate
and eliminate the food instead of allowing the body to repair itself which is
one of the chief benefits of Rest.
Enjoy the improvisational wonderful you and kick the stress out the door with
some of these techniques as life is just too doggone short to waste it on these
things we stress out about each day. Here's a little phrase I have in my house
in a few places, " Why Worry as it probably will NEVER Happen."
I did an audio series with 2 super folks who are niched very well in "Beating
Burnout" and here's just a little information about that
"How to be Happy and Prosper"
Be more productive, profitable, happy and well-balanced. Did you know that
the United States National Institute of Mental Health reports that more than
20 million Americans suffer from chronic nervousness, panic attacks and phobias?
Yet the problem is not just in America. A well-documented international survey
showed that four out of ten New Zealanders are in advanced stages of job burnout.
Canadian born burnout specialist Dr.Bob Boudreau says the New Zealand burnout
rate is typical of international results being seen in studies all over the
world. The Japanese have even created a term that, in English, translates to
"death by overwork"; this Asian description of burnout is called "karoshi".
Yet, even with worldwide recognition of the problem, the American Department
of Occupational Safety and Health is concerned that some employers AND employees
are still NOT doing enough to deal with stress that leads to burnout.
So where do you turn if you want to beat those burnout blues?
The help is here in this Audio Album! YOU WILL:
- Learn how to balance your life so you can feel energized instead of
- Realize the 3 Healthy Things to do to be FREE of Stress
- Find out the 3 ways to MANAGE Stress
- Discover the 3 Foods to Avoid to CONTROL Stress
- Learn some Fun ways to HANDLE Stress
- Learn how to keep focused in a fast-paced environment.
- Understand how to stay comfortable with your position but still progressive
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- Learn how to be mentally present at work, at home and in every important
event of your life without reaching overload.
- Determine how to be more relaxed, accomplish more under pressure, feel
excited about every aspect of your life and enjoy a more well-balanced lifestyle.
"Tough times don't last, tough people do!"
All my best to you and enjoy these tips to help you deal with that stress that's
gnawing at you.
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