Does this sound and look like you or someone you know? Do you feel sleepy and lack energy during the day, and once you go to bed you can’t seem to sleep, or you wake up in the middle of the night and can’t fall BACK asleep? Or you just can’t turn your brain off or you simply can’t relax enough to fall asleep?
With Thanksgiving upon us….I thought I’d share a little game my grandson and I play to express gratitude, called…. The “Thank You” Game! I hope it will encourage you to express “thankfulness and gratitude” more often than what’s done traditionally around the Thanksgiving dinner table!
Our lives are busy and there’s always those days when you feel like there just aren’t enough hours in a day. And the holidays are almost upon us, so it’s about to get worse! But do you seem to stay overly worried about things left undone? If you do, you are most likely very deficient in B vitamins. Although I take Shaklee’s B-Complex on a daily basis, perhaps a few more on some days than others depending upon how busy or stressed I am. But even so, I’ve learned to listen to my body and actually stop and think about my emotions throughout the day and am usually able to detect when I’ve been slacking or using up my B vitamins as fast as I put them in there.
Is your child generally unhappy, possibly crying for no reason or at the “drop of a dime”. Is he or she impatient and moody? Do you and/or your spouse come home stressed and “at your wit’s end”, causing YOU to be impatient, tired and just downright grumpy?! Can you see how this combination of emotions is just not a recipe for a “happy family”?! (more…)
What you say repeatedly, and how they view themselves, can turn into a self-fulfilling prophecy!
When was the last time you heard a parent describe their toddler/child (outloud) as being “shy” or “timid” or “wild and uncontrollable”, etc. All toddlers and young children can have bouts of being “shy” for instance, or act crazy on occasion, but watch what you start saying about them and be careful it doesn’t become a “habitual” description. Believe it or not, just as negative “self-talk” can cause us difficulties and barriers in our own lives, describing a child over and over in a particular way….can actually lead them to “becoming” that way….whether it’s a good or bad personality trait! Because what you believe you are…..YOU ARE!