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Category: Self-Leadership Skills

Is Cutting Down to 4 Hours of Sleep Nightly the Best Way to Get Ahead?

Find answers to these questions — Is 4 hours of sleep enough for you, can you train yourself to function on less sleep and are there long-term dangers?“A well-spent day brings happy sleep.” ~  Leonardo da Vinci

Martha Stewart does it. Indra Nooyi – Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo does it. Many other successful people do it… They all function on 4 hours of sleep or sometimes up to 6. And if you browse the self-help aisle, you’ll see books that talk about getting your full sleep in 4 hours, how to sleep 8 hours in 4 hours, and so on. 

So much has been written about successful people functioning on only 4 hours of sleep.  And they make it sound like that’s the only way to get ahead in business today. They intimate that if you’re not up and productive by 5 a.m. you might as well accept that you’ll never be a success. Here’s why I don’t believe that that’s true…

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How to Fix Non-Restorative Sleep – Benefit from Sleep’s Healing Power

Suffering from non-restorative sleep problems? Restorative sleep is one of your most important healing practices and needs to be cultivated and supportedIn our busy lives, we have to schedule important appointments, or they won’t get done. Are you putting YOURSELF on your schedule and honoring that designated time? It’s important to do so. One of the critical things to prioritize is sleep. However, many people have fallen into a non-restorative sleep pattern. Let’s review how you can reboot and get out of the non-restorative sleep habits you may have developed…

Have you fallen into a non-restorative sleep pattern? Sleep may be a top priority, but your body and mind just won’t let you fall asleep or stay asleep all night long. Is there anything you can do about it? YES!

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Sleep Like a Baby: 7 Simple Sleep Tips That Work!

You can sleep like a baby, waking up rested and refreshed, despite a demanding life, when you mindfully make these 7 sleep tips a priority and routine.Nothing is as peaceful or sweet as a tiny baby sleeping in his or her crib.  When babies are deeply asleep, nothing disturbs them. Do you sleep like a baby? Is it possible for you to sleep that soundly again?

As sleep expert James Maas, Ph.D., author of Sleep for Success and Power Sleep says, “When it comes to getting rest, adults should do things more like infants do. Adults are always trying to work both ends of the clock, staying up late, getting up early. They treat sleep as a luxury and it is not. It’s a necessity and babies already know that.”

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Learn to Trust Yourself: 7 Tips to Strengthening Your Self-Confidence

Before you can step forward with confidence, you must learn to trust yourself and not doubt or second-guess yourself. Here are 7 ways to learn to trust yourself more“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” ~ Golda Meir

I don’t trust myself to ___. With what words would you fill in this blank? …make good decisions? …follow through? …just say no? Before you can step forward with confidence, it’s important to learn to trust yourself, to believe you can do it, because it’s easy to get consumed by second-guessing and doubting yourself, which are key reasons for inaction.

Think about it…what leads you to trust another person? Is your trust earned by one grand gesture? No, it’s the consistent, trustworthy moments you experience that build up a pattern of trust. Likewise, each small moment of self-trustworthiness you experience builds a record you can count on.

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15 Lessons to be Learned from Life Challenges in Your Path to Self-Discovery

Every experience in life provides you with invaluable information, if you listen carefully for the lessons to be learned. Here’s how to do it.“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” ~ Bernice Johnson Reagon

What has life taught you? Have those life lessons made you hold back from experiencing life to the full? Painful experiences can cause us to withdraw from exposing ourselves to that kind of hurt again.  But there is a way to process the hurt and turn it into a stepping stone that leads you to a full, meaningful and rewarding life. 

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