The Fuel Behind Mental Muck

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Enjoy a quick look into the fuel behind the mental muck that occupies way to much head space and self-care systems worth your attention for mental clarity and high functioning.


Basically, 90 % of your actions and responses in life flow from what is referred to in NLP as your SHIP: Strategies/Habits/Impulses/Programs (I will give you more insight into your SHIP in the near future).


10% of your conscious mind is driven by your WAR: Willpower/Analytics/Reason AND FOUR physical conditions/emotions that quickly paralyze your ability to use your WAR for your highest good and the good of those concerned:


  • Hunger
  • Anger
  • Lonely
  • Tired
  • Sick


Perhaps you are all too familiar with your HALT?  Plus the “S”. In college when I didn’t eat enough of the right things or at the best time to fuel my body my friends would say, “Look out, here comes the gremlin.” My mind would flip into a crazy impatient, reactive zone that would often result in a lot of clean up. After I ate, my mental clarity would return along with the ability to choose a response that better aligned with the person I am committed to being in this world.


Watch out for the HALT (S). When you forget to give the appropriate attention and care to these areas, you will notice that your mental SHIP begins to sink quickly along with your ability to come up with creative solutions and maintain inner confidence and calm.


These next few weeks commit to the following tips to help keep your SHIP sailing in a positive direction:


  • Pause when you feel angry and ask yourself a simple question: What fear is behind this anger?  Anger’s main fuel is fear: fear of not measuring up/fear of failure/fear of losing status, not gaining desired recognition, acknowledgment, approval, not being understood…once you identify what is fueling your anger you can apply EFT.


  • Feed your body small, healthy meals 5 times a day.  Cut back on gluten, sugar, dairy. Jump out of bed, avoid lingering and choose movement that honors where you are at physically for 7 minutes. A body in motion stays in motion.


  • Create positive social connections throughout your day.  Increase your quiet time before God and allow yourself to experience the presence of God’s love for you each day. Prayer/Meditation stimulates your parasympathetic nervous system which helps your mental space return to a place of calm, refreshment and mental relaxation which results in body repair; a boost in solution based thinking and positive thinking.


  • It is essential to fuel your mitochondria with at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night.  This is the fuel behind each cell of your body…don’t skimp on this one. Need sleep help? Check give Rest Well a 1 month trial: Click Here to Explore more.


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