Is there an old habit that's keeping you from moving ahead in life? I suffered terribly and for years with a habit like this until I was able to not only change it but also identify a method that you too can apply to any no-longer-serving habit. First, my story.
You know that moment when you're lying in bed and suddenly a slew of thoughts, scenarios, and situations from your day pop back up in your mind? And how the critical voice engages, dissecting everything you said or did, and slowly but surely eliminating any possibility of sleep?
I know, or knew, this very well. Too well. This bedtime habit had been around for most of my life. Well-developed, deeply-ingrained, and no-longer-serving. It was robbing me of my confidence, shattering my dreams, and repeatedly keeping me from that delicious deep-sleep recharge that I so desperately needed in order to face the very things that kept me up at night. Vicious frustrating circle.
All of this changed for me about ten years ago. Practically over night. Here's the method I used. (Click the "read more" button on the right or scroll down).
Shira Oz-Sinai is a spiritual teacher trained in iRest® Yoga Nidra meditation and Soul Lightening Acupressure®, two modalities that share the common principle of noticing what arises in awareness as the foundation to living life with ease and in deep and loving friendship with yourself. These are her musings.