Sleep inertia is a physiological state of impaired cognitive and sensory-motor performance that is present immediately after awakening. It persists during the transition of sleep to wakefulness, where an individual will experience feelings of drowsiness, disorientation and a decline in motor dexterity.
IStlk: Stop! Collaborate & LISTEN! To your body...RIGHT NOW! What is it saying? What are you doing about it to BALANCE the positive energy!
IStlk: FAST BRAIN! Slow the heck down your need to be trippin is here!
1) Trip over what you want to do! (PUT IT IN YOUR PATH!)
2) Refresh your positive triggers regularly! (Be creative set objectives and MEET THEM!)
3) Create NEW patterns! (Shift into Slow brain with notes and reminders until you GET IT!)
-Kyra Bobinet, MD MPH
IStalk: We love to eat! We know our stomach is connected to our brain in more ways than we ever thought before!
Now!!! Let me say it again...NOW!!!! We need to ensure eating on the go is a priority in our lives! I work crazy hours and multiple jobs and go to college. I get the struggle! The point is we need to MAKE IT A PRIORITY to PLAN & EXECUTE OUR NUTRITION!
Yes! It's hard at first! Then you just fall into it. When I work an eight hours shift (no matter what time of day) I have a lunch bag with at least 2-3 snacks and a main meal. My goal and proven fat percentage loss has thanked me for eating, using the six times a day method.
Only your mind and NOT your schedule can prevent this from occurring!
IStlk: EAT! EAT! EAT! I love to eat food!! Do you?
Well, as many of you know, her in America we OVER PORTION EVERYTHING!
This causes BINGE EATING which can lead to many digestive problems which actually hinder our mental comprehension and focus.
Many of us need to remember to take a step back and BREATHE and FOCUS on the moment of eating. This of course is in comparison to GULFING DOWN our food that causes all that annoying heartburn and indigestion!
IStlk: This morning we talked about how to wake up! How are you doing with this practice? Did you try the five steps that were mentioned this morning? Or did you #failforward?
It's not easy to just wake up and do something different I get that! Here's a video to help you on your journey of waking up anew!
IStlk: As many of you know if you have taken some time to learn about what Inspiration Sensations is all about we are BIG on Mindfulness Practices! We are going to take some time and focus on this principle with the hopes that you and I gain skill on this very important practice!
We will be taking some information from the April 2016 mindful magazine article of 5 simple practices for daily life! If you want to have a print out of this article please send us a message by clicking GET IN TOUCH!
How do you wake up in the morning? Do you just hit the snooze button a million times and then rush out of bed, take a shower guzzle down some coffee and then get dressed and rush out to work? Or are you doing this later in the day because your a 2nd shift or 3rd shift worker?
EITHER WAY TRY THIS:
START WITH A PURPOSE!
1) Sit up in bed or chair in a relaxed posture.
2) Take three long, deep nourishing breaths. (even jump into yoga!)
3) Ask yourself: "What is my intention for today?"
4) Set it up mentally!
5) Throughout the day: CHECK YOURSELF!
You may have outside needs thrown at you like the children (fur babies included), loud noises outside, urgent calls from friends, family, work or just plain life hiccups. The trick is to PRIORITIZE these actions before you even step out into the world!
YOU CAN! YOU WILL! YOU SHOULD!
Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment, which can be developed through the practice of meditation and other training. The term "mindfulness" is a translation of the Pali term sati, which is a significant element of Buddhist traditions. In Buddhist teachings, mindfulness is utilized to develop self-knowledge and wisdom that gradually lead to what is described as enlightenment or the complete freedom from suffering. The recent popularity of mindfulness in the West is generally considered to have been initiated by Jon Kabat-Zinn.
Large population-based research studies have indicated that the practice of mindfulness is strongly correlated with greater well-being and perceived health. Studies have also shown that rumination and worry contribute to mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety, and that mindfulness-based interventions are effective in the reduction of both rumination and worry.
Clinical psychology and psychiatry since the 1970s have developed a number of therapeutic applications based on mindfulness for helping people who are experiencing a variety of psychological conditions. For example, mindfulness practice is being employed to reduce depression symptoms, to reduce stress,anxiety, and in the treatment of drug addiction. The practice of mindfulness also appears to provide numerous therapeutic benefits to people with psychosis, and may also be a preventive strategy to halt the development of mental health problems.
Clinical studies have documented both physical and mental health benefits of mindfulness in different patient categories as well as in healthy adults and children. Programs based on Kabat-Zinn's and similar models have been widely adopted in schools, prisons, hospitals, veterans' centers, and other environments, and mindfulness programs have been applied for additional outcomes such as for healthy aging, weight management, athletic performance, for children with special needs, and as an intervention during the perinatal period. The necessity for more high-quality research in this field has also been identified – such as the need for more randomized controlled studies, for providing more methodological details in reported studies and for the use of larger sample sizes.
IStlk: This is the final post of goal autonomy!
If after everything we talked about you got nothing else...REMEMBER THIS:
To achieve our goals we must set our standards while being motivated to monitor and willing to work towards them!