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April, 2011 | Fit Mind, Fit Life

How to Sleep and Rest Well Every Night

Sometimes we take rest and sleep for granted. A good night of rest is more important to our overall well-being and energy recovery than we realize. Our body and mind are not meant to function 24/7.

The right amount of quality sleep is absolutely essential. This is the time when your body heals, replenishes, cleanses, repairs and renew itself. Neglect enough sleep and soon your body and mind will get exhausted and give you lots of trouble.

Here are 10 effective tips on how to ensure a good night of sleep every night.

 

 How to Sleep and Rest Well Every Night

 

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Boost Your Confidence by Asking Empowering Questions

We all have ample of self-confidence within at all times, but we may not feel it all the time. Surely you can think of instances in the past when you had personal power and felt immensely confident. The key is to be able to summon the necessary confidence whenever you want it.

Whenever you’re hesitant ask yourself this, “What is stopping me from having or doing what I want?” This question will shift your frame of mind, internal dialogue and change your internal state into a more confident state.

 

empowering questions Boost Your Confidence by Asking Empowering Questions

Are you asking Empowering Questions?

 

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10 Power Words to Get What You Want

I got this from Stephen Covey’s The 8th Habit audiobook which I was listening to this morning. It’s a great book by a great man. Every time I re-listen to it, I unearth more gems of wisdom.

You don’t have to use many words to persuade people to give you what you want. “People often see through superficial, ‘kind’ techniques and know when they are being manipulated,” Covey said. He suggested with the sincere use of the following 4 expressions (total of only 10 words) as a consistent habit, you can practically have your way in many circumstances with people. So, here are the 10 Power Words:

One word – “Please.”

Two words –  ”Thank you.”

Three words – “I love you.”

Four words – “How may I help?”

 

Which of these 4 expressions have you use yesterday or today?

 

Process vs Result

Here’s a thought and question to ponder, to feed your mind. Recently I saw a post on Facebook asking public opinions on which is more important for performance: Process or Result?

Naturally, a question like this will draw attention to vote for one or the other. When I paused and pondered on the question for a while, I thought that both process and result are very much inseparable. The question shouldn’t be which is more important, it should be which is more important to focus on? I also thought that result is the outcome of doing the right processes well. I joined the discussion and gave my two cents by commenting:

Results will take care of themselves when the right processes are done rightly. Here’s a Jim Rohn quote, “Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day; while failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.”

After giving it more thought I’m convinced that focusing on processes is THE KEY to peak performance. In this blog post, I’ll elaborate more by using an example from my peak performance experience.

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Increasing Your Self-Esteem by Liking Yourself

Self-esteem really matters. The origin of the word esteem comes from the Latin word aestimare, which literally means ‘to put value on’, or ‘to estimate’. Therefore, self-esteem means the value we put on ourselves.

One of the main key factors that determine a healthy level of self-esteem is a strong sense of self. Your capacity of what you can do and achieve in life can only be limited by your self-image, how you see yourself, and how you value yourself. It’s been said that many lottery winners lose almost all of their windfall money quickly, and many successful multi-millionaire businessmen whose business are wiped out overnight often bounce back and recover quickly. Although their fortune changed drastically, their self-value has not. The level of wealth is ‘equalized’ by the value that we put on ourselves. Wealth is only one of the many indicators, there are also social, health, career etc.

So, how can you enhance your sense of self?

self image 227x300 Increasing Your Self Esteem by Liking Yourself

 

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