We all have them right? Those days that start off without a restful sleep. You toss and turn and your brain WILL NOT SHUT OFF! You look at the clock and watch the time roll from 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 (OMG will I ever fall asleep). You finally are able to shut your brain down around 4:30 and the alarm goes off at 6 am. UGH UGH UGH!!!
From this point on you have set the path for your day, wanting to pull the covers over your head and lose yourself in the sleepy slumber you missed the night before. You begin your day planning for the worst possible outcome. A sluggish day, non production and anxiety; where fear and ego take over and nothing seems to go your way because you have allowed yourself to cultivate the worst picture in your mind. Instead of this picture what would you envision as a perfect day?
So yesterday was one of those days for me. I have had so many different ideas and projects going in my mind that it was hard for me to shut them off. I continually analyze and over analyze each scenario. I make notes and more notes and spin and spin and spin. Anyone else do that? I went to bed feeling ready for sleep and then I woke up around 12:30 to start the whole process of what if’s, trying desperately to go to sleep. I turned on my meditation app which usually helps. I did fall asleep for a 1/2 hour but woke again in the tornado of my mind circling around and around a mix of explanations, advantages, disadvantages. Well you get the picture; a train wreck! This led to a less than productive day filled with anxiety, depression, fears and just a blah day of self doubt and frustrations. So I told myself “its ok” chalk this off as a day to just re-group and reflect. So I stopped all my projects for the day. I read a book. I took a walk. I watched some programs on Netflix. I turned off my brain for the day. I went to bed thanking God for allowing this day, knowing I could reflect on it tomorrow and see what the message truly was for me with a clear mind.
I woke up this morning determined to get myself out of my funk and be productive, to see why I had the day I did as they are all lessons to learn if we open up to receive them. I went to the gym because exercise helps to clear your mind. There I envisioned what a good day looks like , a balance of organization to achieve my goals.
Once you can see past the issue and understand why your day unfolded as it did, to receive the resolution, then it all becomes clear. There is a reason for everything that happens in our lives. There are many different paths to take. If we slow down and breath we can see the possibilities. We can reach the highest good for ourselves, but we have to listen and let go of our ego based fears and adjust because it is life. We have one to live so lets make it GREAT!
So when you find yourself in those sleepless nights that make for a not so productive day know this: We all have them. Every successful person has good and bad days. The difference is you can either focus on the bad day or listen and learn from your inner thoughts; to see why or what triggered those thoughts. To do whatever you need to to re-ground yourself, to re-center your mind to trust in yourself, but to also trust in the universe and God; whoever your higher power. They have your back. You just need to ask, your never alone. Let yourself off the hook to ask for help to reach your goals. Choose again, infinite possibilities await you, change your thought. Wishing you slumber and infinite possibilities.
Love and Light,
Jeanine on the Scene