Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night because of a nightmare?
Have you had a scary dream during a particularly stressful or challenging time when one of your biggest fears materialized?
Right now, I’m here to remind you that you do NOT need to be taken down or frazzled by a nightmare.
You see, very early this morning, I woke up after a really bad dream. But, darn it, I decided to rise above it and to teach you how to do so, too.
You may be wondering what I dreamed about, but because I believe in staying positive no matter what, I won’t feed it with negativity by sharing what happened.
But after thinking, tapping into my intuition, and some Googling, I came up
with 10 Ways to Learn from & Rise Above Your Nightmare.
1. Did you have a late-night snack or meal before going to sleep? When you nosh close to your bedtime, you can disrupt your sleep. In particular, you don’t want to have a lot of carbs or sweets then. That’s a surefire way to mess with your much-needed zzzs.
2. Did you simply neglect or forget to do something? Procrastination can be the enemy of sleep. So, if you wake up troubled, jot down the project on your to-do list and get to it the next day.
3. Do you have a troubling, toxic person/people, or situation in your life? And are those people not giving you the respect or consideration you deserve? If so, it may be best for your mental and physical health to remove or distance yourself from these “energy vampires,” which is what Dr. Christiane Northrup calls them. When you ditch toxic people, you may find it easier to lose weight and eat right, because you won’t be weighed down anymore by these negative people. (Check out Dr. Northrup’s book, Dodging Energy Vampires and also this interview with Ari Whitten. Please note: Before you distance yourself from toxic people, it’s best if you talk to your therapist or qualified mental health professional. FYI, please note that it can be really empowering and invigorating to distance yourself from these dangerous folks.)
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