Live a Life of Value.

Rohn: How to Live a Life of Value

A HUGE thankyou to the late Jim Rohn and Success Magazine. Their brilliant articles send shivers down my time each time I read them.

Please read and re-read them and put more value into your life
Cheers … Christine Greig
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Develop a new discipline of observing rather than ignoring, of doing rather than neglecting.
April 10, 2016

One of the major reasons people are not doing well is because they keep trying to get through the day. A more worthy challenge is to try to get from the day. Work out you world to be able to say ‘I get to do this’ rather than ‘I have got to do this’.

We must become sensitive enough to observe and ponder what is happening around us. Be alert. Be awake. Let life and all of its subtle messages touch us. Often the most extraordinary opportunities are hidden among the seemingly insignificant events of life. If we do not pay attention to these events, we can easily miss the opportunities.

Related: Rohn: How Do You Attract Opportunity Into Your Life?

We must become good observers and astute evaluators of all that is going on around us. All events affect us, and what affects us leaves an imprint on what we will one day be and how we will one day live. Our philosophy about activity and our attitude about hard work will affect the quality of our lives.

Every time we choose to do less than we could, this error in judgment has an effect on our self-confidence. Repeated every day, we soon find ourselves not only doing less than we should, but also being less than we could. The accumulative effect of this error in judgment can be devastating. Fortunately, it’s easy to reverse the process.

Today we can develop a new discipline of observing rather than ignoring, of doing rather than neglecting. Every time we choose action over ease or labor over rest, we develop an increasing level of self-worth, self-respect and self-confidence.

It is how we feel about ourselves that provides the greatest reward from any activity. It is not what we get that makes us valuable; it is what we become in the process of doing that brings value into our lives. It is activity that converts human dreams into human reality, and that conversion from idea into actuality gives us a personal value that can come from no other source.

So be a good observer of the world around you and enjoy the hard work you put into enterprising—then enjoy it to its fullest!

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The Importance of Good Relationships

Good relationships? What are they? Why are they so important?
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Good relationships are easy, comfortable, no stress, good fun and a joy to be involved in. If yours is not these things, Get Out Now. You do not want to be in a relationship with anyone which is damaging to you, your family or your working environment.

Studies have shown and you will find that your good relationships or bad relationships, human or non-human, whether you want them to or not over time, will mold your personality. You will change ever so slightly even if you don’t know it. Your 5 closest friends will determine your lifestyle, mindset and income. This is the exact reason why good relationships are vital to your success, and people around you.

Whether we think so or not, everyone is dependent on someone else. If you just said ‘rubbish I don’t need anyone’. Just sit down and have a think about that. Ask yourself some questions. Do I drive a car? Do I buy food? Do I buy fuel? Do I have electricity? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are reliant on the people who provide these services. You have a relationship.

Good relationships can very constructive and a bad relationship extremely destructive. I know someone who has a Labrador. He is the happiest most calm person you could ever meet. He says his dog is great for knowing exactly how to keep the situation calm and collected. So the non-human relationships are equally as important, and in some cases, even more so.

If you find yourself just not making ends meet, and you seem to be working flat out and spinning your wheels, just take a look at the closest people around you and you will find they are in a very similar situation. It doesn’t seem to matter how many people you ask, 95% of people want more money and less work hours. Unless you one of the 5% of people who really love what they do, and earn more than they can spend. Believe me when I say anyone can create this ideal working result. Yes anyone.

If your friends are keeping you at a level you no longer want to be at, the answer is very simple.

You need new friends.

Have you heard the term ‘guilty by association’ well this is exactly the same. Your associations can and will create a new outcome, open new doors (or close them) and shine new lights on things you never knew existed.

If you want wealth and abundance in the form of money and assets, seek out people who are willing to share their ideas, and ask questions. If you find a financial adviser, make sure they are not working for a bank as a salesman and ask to see his or her bank statement. If it is 1,000,000 times bigger than yours, take their advice. If you want wealth in the form of the perfect partner seek out a professional in that field.

Don’t be stuck where you do not want to be. Life goes at 1000mph so do it Now. Get going Now and change and create the Good Relationships you want  need to have.

I could go on for another 57 pages but I’ll expand this subject with future posts.

Cheers …. Chrissy.

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The Importance of a Good Sleep

I read this article in Success Magazine about a good sleep and just had to share it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Thank you again Success Magazine for your wonderful info and how important a good sleep really is.

The New Secrets of Perfect Sleep

Increase your vitality, happiness and productivity with these tips to help you get  a good sleep.
April 10, 2016

The key to a healthy, happy and productive life is what happens between the sheets—meaning sleep, of course. But in our 24/7 wired culture, consistently getting seven or eight solid hours of ZZZs is, for many of us, an elusive dream.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared sleep deprivation a public health epidemic in 2011, noting that between 50 and 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep problems. Sleeplessness, according to the CDC, is linked to everything from car crashes and industrial accidents to chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, cancer, obesity and depression.

Related: Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You and Your Career

“We need to prioritize sleep as a health imperative,” says Mark Brown, M.D., founder of Great Hills ENT in Austin, Texas, and author of Smarter Sleep.

The key to restorative slumber is making small modifications to your habits throughout the day, investing in your nightly shut-eye for the long run and knowing when your sleep troubles may be something more serious.

Get in Tune with Your Circadian Rhythm

Everyone knows the fundamentals of achieving a quality good sleep: keeping the bedroom dark, quiet and cool. But a stack of new research shows there are daily tweaks you can make to optimize sleep. Look beyond the basics to what neuroscientist Christopher Colwell, director of the University of California, Los Angeles Laboratory of Circadian and Sleep Medicine, calls “good circadian hygiene.” That means aligning your behavior with your body’s circadian clock, or built-in timer.

• Restrict eating to a 12-hour cycle.

“Our bodies are designed to take in calories over 12 hours and fast for 12,” Colwell says. Research at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, showed that disrupting this natural order by, say, snacking at 2 a.m., leads to poor sleep, weight gain and the kind of metabolic disorders seen in people with diabetes. New research completed at Colwell’s lab suggests mistimed eating can also impair memory and learning.

• Catch rays early.

“Morning sun is the cheapest and most widely available sleep aid,” says Robert S. Rosenberg, D.O., medical director of the Sleep Disorders Center of Prescott Valley, Arizona, and author of Sleep Soundly Every Night, Feel Fantastic Every Day. “Exposure to sunlight within two hours of awakening is a strong signal to your circadian clock to reset itself for a new day.”

• Don’t stay in the dark about lighting.

“Light is the biggest anchor for sleep,” says Colleen Ehrnstrom, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Denver and co-author of the book End the Insomnia Struggle (October 2016). Just as the light of dawn awakens us, the dimming of light cues our bodies to produce melatonin, the sleep-inducing hormone. The blue light emitted by our electronics is especially disruptive, suppressing melatonin twice as much as other wavelengths of light.

If you’re unwilling to banish technology at bedtime, you can mitigate its damage. For example, Apple’s newest operating system has the feature Night Shift, which will automatically shift your display to warmer hues at sunset. Or, you can install an app that filters blue light, such as f.lux or Twilight. Covering your screens with an orange filter will also reduce your exposure to blue light.

• Skip the 9 p.m. workout.

A post-dinner stroll with Rover is fine, but don’t schedule a strenuous gym session within three hours of your bedtime. “Our core body temperature falls when we’re ready to go to sleep, and since an intense workout raises your body temperature, that can upset your circadian clock,” Colwell says.

• Keep the same schedule.

It may be difficult to give up sleeping in on weekends, but inconsistent sleep patterns can make it harder to reach deep slumber. Studies show you’re also likely to put on a few extra pounds.

• Have a bedtime ritual.

Unfortunately, our brains don’t come with a power-off switch. “Our mind requires a little time to quiet itself,” says UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb, Ph.D., author of The Upward Spiral. Try to do something restful a few minutes before you hit the hay; jot down three things you’re grateful for, do a few yoga poses or sip a cup of chamomile tea.

• Nap smarter.

A 20- to 30-minute daytime siesta can be an effective way to recharge and boost alertness. But keep it short and schedule it for early afternoon—between 1 and 2 p.m., says Colwell. Later or longer than that and you’re likely to wake up groggy and ruin your nighttime good sleep.

Related: 7 Tips for a Drool-Worthy, Dream-Inducing Nap

The New Secrets of Perfect Sleep

Know When You Need a Sleep Study

Sleep apnea is a stealthy thief that robs people of good sleep and puts them at risk for everything from depression and sexual dysfunction to heart attack and stroke. In sleep apnea, the tissues in the back of the throat collapse, blocking airflow and causing pauses in breathing. Some people may experience these apneas hundreds of times a night.

Recent research published in the journal Neurology found that untreated sleep apnea may contribute to earlier mental decline—and perhaps even Alzheimer’s—in elderly people.

The vast majority of the more than 18 million Americans who suffer from sleep apnea don’t know it because they’re not fully awakened by the episodes, Rosenberg says. If you feel fatigued during the day and can’t focus—even though you believe you’re sleeping seven or eight hours a night—you’ll want to make an appointment with a sleep specialist. (Often it’s a spouse, disturbed by a partner’s loud snoring or gasping, who notices the symptoms of sleep apnea.)

For mild sleep apnea, losing weight, drinking less and using special pillows may be treatment enough. Mouthpieces or masks that keep the airwaves open are often prescribed for moderate or severe apnea.

Test Before Buying

Shopping for a new mattress—a necessity every eight to 10 years—can be stressful. Michael Breus, Ph.D., a sleep specialist in Manhattan Beach, California, and author of The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan, has two words of advice: lie down.

“Bring your own pillow and go mattress-shopping at the end of the day wearing comfortable, loose clothes,” he says. “Remove your shoes, climb onto the mattress you’re considering and lie there for six or seven minutes, with your pillow, in your starting sleep position. Rotate to another position for six or seven minutes and then a third position for six or seven minutes. Only after about 20 minutes will your heart rate and your blood flow have become regulated to being in a recumbent position. That’s when you can assess the support of the bed.”

Remember: mattress price isn’t necessarily a guide to good sleep. “I’ve had patients buy fantastic beds for $1,000 and crappy beds for $20,000,” Breus says. “I’m becoming less impressed with super high-end beds, but you should plan on spending at least $800 to $1,000 for a mattress that will offer lasting support.”

You’ll also want to swap out your pillows every 18 months to make sure they have the support you need, Breus says. The purpose of a pillow is to align your cervical spine so there’s no bend or tension in your neck. Side sleepers will want a firm pillow thick enough to fill the space between the ear and shoulder; back and stomach sleepers will want a thinner pillow that cradles the neck at a natural angle. Suffer from back or neck pain? Try a contoured pillow.

Lights out and sweet dreams!

Related: 13 Ways to Take Care of Yourself Every Day

This article appears in the May 2016 issue of SUCCESS magazine.

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