Someone put up a thread on Steve Pavlina’s forums regarding feeling tired, lazy and stressed all the time, it intrigued me and as I was in a similar boat a while back and so I thought I give my tips on how to get over that phase…Here are the tips I gave. (Go and read the thread first!) 😉
Some tips for you for someone who was in exactly the same boat recently.
If you can’t be bothered to read, just like me sometimes, get some audio books, put them on at night before you go to sleep. I don’t always feel the urge to read and so audio books on personal development are a perfect solution. I listen to Deepak Chopra, Tony Robbins, Neale Donald Walsch, Abraham Hicks, Wayne Dyer, MP3 books on NLP etc. I find that having them on gets me to sleep quickly but fills my mind with some of the good stuff.
Eliminate coffee! The choice is yours, if you don’t want to, don’t have any after midday. I gave up coffee at the beginning of October and my quality sleep went, from a scale of 1 – 10 where 1 is bad, from about a 2, to probably at least an 8 or a 9.
3. Virtual Clock
At the moment your head hits the pillow, Set your intentional alarm clock. Say this intention out loud in your head – ‘I am going to sleep deep, and arise energised!’ Say it a few times and make sure you say it with energy, passion, and feel it! I have been using that for the last month, didn’t have impact for the first few weeks but since the beginning of this week I’ve been waking up at 5.30am on the dot with little effort.
If you’re always tired you’re sleep isn’t deep enough and that usually comes down to high levels of caffeine in your system and probably stress.
Wake up to ascending music. Something uplifting, something that gives your spine a tingle.
If you have trouble setting your body clock to sleep early, stay awake an entire night, and go to bed early the next and arise early. That method has always done wonders for sorting out my sleeping pattern.
STOP BEATING YOURSELF UP. If you do that, all you’re doing is giving yourself incantations of failure. Even when you’ve failed, know that you’ve sown a seed of success and only focus on the true end result that you desire with joy, excitement and fire.
I don’t know if this is any help to you but all of these things have truly benefited me immensely!