- Posted by lifeteachesadmin
- On May 5, 2020
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- overcome insomia
I don’t always get as many hours of sleep as I think I will. I sleep a full 8-hour night about once a month. Sometimes I wake up during the night and I have trouble getting back to sleep……but…….
I haven’t said “I have insomnia in years.
- I have more energy
- My social life has improved
- I’ve attracted new friends that are truly aligned with who I am
- I started a non-profit organization
- People know who I am
- I’m making a difference in the world, making it a better place than when I got here
- I’m traveling, seeing new places and meeting new people
- I’m the proud mom of two wonderful young men who love and respect me. They will always remember me in the way I want them to remember me. They think I’m crazy sometimes, but they love me for it, not just in spite of it.
- But my favorite and BIGGEST manifestation since I no longer call myself an insomniac…….
…….I am with my forever love. I will not end up getting old as I once feared. I’m looking forward to the rest of my life, now that I’m with my partner in life.
Now you’re wondering what some of that has to do with not being able to sleep, right?
**The is about the POWER of your words. This is about perspective. Let’s play a little game.
Imagine yourself to be 2 different people…..there’s you and there’s the YOU in the mirror.
Both of those people are YOU.
There’s the you that, right now, you think you are. It’s the YOU that you carry around every day and that everyone sees. The YOU that the world gets to know.
Then there’s the YOU in the mirror.
That’s the one that YOU see. How do YOU see you and your life?
The more you get to know the one in the mirror, the more you’ll find more things happening for you, and life starts going your way.
How do you treat the YOU in the mirror? How do you talk to YOU?
You may think this whole idea sounds crazy. Why would I talk to a mirror? You may have heard the saying, “No matter where you go, there you are”. When there’s no one around and all your friends are busy, do you ever just spend time with you? Of course, you do. You’re always talking to the YOU in the mirror, but do you ever look at who you’re talking to?
Do you call yourself crazy for wanting what you want or liking what you like?
Do you remind yourself every day of all your aches and pains? When you reflect on your life, do you live in the pain and the hurt of everyone who’s ever screwed you over or wronged you in any way?
When you have a conversation with the YOU in the mirror, what do you talk about?
Do you talk about how crappy your life is? or do you brainstorm on what you can do about changing anything you want to change?
Do you get mad at them for everything that goes wrong in your life? Like when you can’t sleep, do you scold them for not “shutting up”? I used to.
Personally, I don’t like to be labeled. I don’t define myself as any one thing. I may have trouble sleeping sometimes, but that doesn’t define me as an “insomniac”. Insomnia is a word someone made up to classify someone who can’t sleep.
**What You Focus on Grows
I choose to spend my time, my thoughts, my energy on things to be grateful for rather than the things that are missing from my life.
A Grateful Heart Attracts More to Be Grateful For
There is truth to that saying.
Instead of thinking about how nobody’s around when you’re lonely, be grateful you have a friend in the mirror…..which brings us to……what kind of friend are you?
Instead of thinking about everything going wrong in the world, or even in your own life, what if you spent more time thinking about what you can do about anything?
I could’ve said, “How to Overcome _!” (anything else you don’t like about your life……..and you might have clicked on this.
This one practice will change your life.
Start right now. Look in a mirror right now if you can. Otherwise, finish reading this, then close your eyes and picture yourself in the mirror.
Talk to the person that you see. Have an actual conversation, looking them straight in the eye. Have a heart to heart.
Introduce yourself if you must. One day when I was upset, I saw myself crying in the mirror…..and I saw into her eyes. I realized I didn’t even know who she was. How could I console her if I didn’t even know her?
So I introduced myself. I know how crazy that sounds, but I dare you to try it.
Maybe you do talk to the mirror already. Are you looking into their eyes? Are you actually seeing the person you’re talking to? Or are you just giving a generic pep talk when you have something big coming up?
You don’t have to be in front of a mirror 24/7, but remember this analogy. Remember that later you’ll check in with the YOU in the mirror and what will you say?
Treat that person like a friend. Care for them. Thank them for looking out for you. See them for who they are. More importantly, LOVE them for what they are.
When they’re sad, be there for them.
When they’re happy, then celebrate!
When they’re excited, cheer them on.
When they’re nervous, offer support.
Remind them to take care of themself and be there when they need you. Listen to their stories. Help them heal old wounds. Make a difference in their life and watch your life unfold.
Do me a favor and keep in touch. Tell me some stories that you’re willing to share. Let me know if this helped or tell me why you think I sound like a crazy person.
Like I said, TODAY, I KNOW who I am.
I want to make a difference in the world by helping people change their lives.
I started with my own <3