Turning it off….

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1 sheep. 2 sheep. 3 sheep. 4 sheep. Not working. Not working.  .

Ever wish you could just turn off like a light switch! I’m actually pretty good generally at being able to shut my brain off UNLESS bombarded with some overwhelming emotions and thoughts. 

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I bet some out there can relate!?? Stressed, over thinker, worrier, hard worker, overachiever, super planner person, anxious,…this can go on and on! 

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Laying around unable to sleep, have you noticed trying to FORCE sleep only makes it worse?! Something I mention in my yoga classes is to focus on your breathing. As you inhale count to four. As you exhale count down to one. Another way is though a mantra. The constant repetition will help redirect the crazy thoughts and emotions swirling through your mind. There’s an amazing way of being in control and resetting your brain that TAKES PRACTICE for sure BUT it is possible to do. To ‘shut off’. Sometimes I forget to take my own advice. I get overwhelmed. Emotions and anxiety take over. It’s like a toxic gas just floating into my head. So last night between my thoughts I settled into prayer. A repetition of a verse to calm and bring me back to focus. 

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Whether it’s day or night. It truly understandably can be “work” to control our mindset. For me this phrase brought #peace and #comfort when needed. How ever something is interpreted to YOU is for you! Some may see or take it differently. We each see something, through the filter of the circumstances, of life we are in. 

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In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety. – Psalm 4:8 NIV

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Whatever you believe or wherever your faith stands. Try giving this exercise a little try next time your brain won’t turn off. Pick a phrase – maybe it is 1 sheep. 2 sheep. 3 sheep. 4….or maybe it’s a bit more focused and *connecting*. 

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I like to share what I find works for me…so maybe it could be worth trying too! 

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I am 35 yrs. old -a Wife and Mother to a Beautiful Boy and my Rainbow Baby Girl. I am a dance and fitness instructor. I own a fitness studio where I offer a variety of fitness classes in the evenings. I recently have become a FULL TIME Fitness Coach after 3+ years of working as a Day Care Assistant after having my Son and leaving my Emotionally Taxing Case Management Position. Fitness is my passion! I love to work out on my own AND with others! Throughout my both of my pregnancies I continued to work out on my own and with Beachbody programs, live my dream of being a work from home mom (for most of the day), and teach at my studio (and other locations) in the evening. After the birth of my son I have worked hard to get my pre-preg. body back. Shaun T's T25 was initial program and then Tony's P90X3 BOTH which I loved the short affective times because with having a newborn baby that was EXACTLY what I needed. I know and understand the self discipline it takes to achieve your desired goals and I am still on that path and have my struggles as everyone else does! I love to offer my support to my clientele with group fitness classes I offer in my community and I feel we work as a team all together to HELP each other. I LOVE offering my support via the web too as I REACH other people that I can't physically see. IT IS AMAZINGLY rewarding and I can't imagine NOT doing what I do! Im currently on my postpartum journey once again and so GRATEFUL and BLESSED to live this healthy lifestyle, lead by example for my family, and support others on their journey too!

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