If this all comes down to Procrastinating for you, check out an earlier blog: https://www.facebook.com/dawncady.mindsetcoach/photos/a.398674654054717/416627202259462/?type=3&theater

> What if you’re not lazy, but really tired – mentally and physically?

It has to be said: this is most often the result of unhealthy lifestyle choices (including stress and relationship issues). Let’s look at the most common suggestions, starting with Dietary:

* drink plenty of water

* go easy on the caffeine

* don’t = crash diet / overeat / skip meals / eat big meals

* do = eat plenty of veggies / lay off the sugar

HINT: women are prone to iron-deficiency, leading to low levels of red blood cells (therefore less oxygen is being transported to tissues and muscles to help them work efficiently); eat iron-rich foods like lean red meat, shell fish, cooked beans and lentils, spinach and kale, pistachio nuts. BONUS: eat along with Vitamin C for the best “value” (lemons, tomatoes, leafy greens).

Sleep: get enough! (see link below = short, smart, funny) https://www.ted.com/talks/arianna_huffington_how_to_succeed_get_more_sleep?language=en

HINT: experiment with different relaxation techniques and find one that works for you.

Lifestyle: you already know what’s “bad,” including cigarettes, too much alcohol/drugs, a sedentary existence, stress related to work, and problematic relationships with people in your life. The things you may think relieve your stress may actually be causing it.

HINT: experiment with meditation, yoga, a daily walk in a park; have more fun; laugh hard and often. BONUS: mid-afternoon slump? That is linked to the brain’s circadian rhythm, but can be reduced by moving your body – going for a brisk walk, or even stretching, for 10 minutes will improve blood flow and boost energy.

> What if you have reasons, not excuses, about a situation? What’s the difference? While a reason is an explanation or cause, an excuse focuses on justifying or defending a fault. A reason is typically logical, rational, and objective; an excuse is an attempt to put the blame on another person or circumstance rather than be accountable yourself. Looking at it in that light, what is happening in your situation?

> What if you really are waiting for the right time? Perhaps you are embarrassed, or think people won’t understand your reasoning, so you are reluctant to share your thinking. One case in point is a friend who consulted a business astrologer in order to ascertain the best time to open her practice…she was not in a hurry to admit to that….

> What if you’re not complaining, but venting? Though one can argue that complaining suggests one is looking/asking for change, it is rarely the case when it is a consistent barrage of negativity. More often than not, complainers won’t take action, won’t listen to feedback, and won’t focus on possibilities. Complaining becomes a repetitive, draining loop, especially for the people on the other end stuck listening. Venting, on the other hand, is about temporarily blowing off steam, not about rehashing over and over the drama of a situation. Venting can even be done alone (exercising vigorously, crying, punching or screaming into a pillow), and is cathartic and an outlet for stress. So, what have you been doing?

> What if you’re upset and venting just isn’t going to “cut it”? Try this easy-to-do “exercise.” Really. Try it J

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWMtUgm3qyU&feature=youtu.be

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