Have you ever felt completely overwhelmed with all that is on your plate that you were crying at night—only to wake up after a good night’s rest and feel able to move into the “hard” with perseverance and fortitude?
I don’t remember where I heard this phrase the first time, but it really resonates.
Fatigue makes cowards of us all.Vince Lombardi
When you are tired, it is easier to feel afraid and overwhelmed.
When your brain is refreshed after good sleep, it is sharper and better able to sift through the thousands of inputs you have to deal with on a daily basis.
This impacts not only how you feel about your life, but it impacts your best decision making and your relationships.
Decision fatigue from a long day has set in and your brain is tired. You physically cannot access the higher levels of thinking until you reboot your brain with a good night’s sleep.
So many of the arguments couples have happen after 8pm. And this physical reality impacts everyone—no matter how smart or accomplished you are.
Even psychologist Dr. Henry Cloud and his wife never discuss any big decision after 7 or 8 pm.
So, if last night you felt overwhelmed with all that is on your plate, take note of the feelings using the reflective, mindfulness exercises in your Think Time Planner.
Here are 5 ways you can use your Think Time Planner to calm your big feelings and move forward with confidence:
- Jot down what you want more of and less of in your life with the More of / Less Of exercise.
- Sift through what is in your control and out of your control using your Serenity Circle Exercise.
- Review what is working and what is not working in your Review Box.
- Gain perspective on where you have been, where you are and where you want to be using the Timeline Tool.
- Record what you are grateful for even in the hard seasons in the “I am Thankful For” area.
Simply putting words to these big feelings can help your brain calm down (helping you move your right brain big overwhelming feelings into the left-brain logical part of your brain) so you can get your bearings and move forward into your life with confidence.
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