- the importance of a plan
- measuring progress
- get support from others
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[Step #2] Sleep Support – Two Things You Need To Know Right Now!
Low energy levels and the need to change things to make things better…puh, sounds like a tough one. And to be honest – it is!
So we want to ease the process as much as possible. Turns out that there is support waiting for you. You just have to make use of it.
#1 If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it – Peter Drucker
Ok, so now we want to improve
- our energy levels
- our sleep quality
- any other aspect of your life
and are not seeing results. The reason is quite frequently that we are not measuring the things that we are doing in relation to the progress that we are making.
As in any journey, we need to know exactly where we are standing right now and where we want to go. It is simply not enough to say we want to feel better. We need to get really clear on this. And then we want to track (measure) what we are doing and the effect this has on our energy levels and on our sleep.
If you are not sure how to get started with the measurement, feel free to download the Sleeptrust Sleepnavigator for free, where I have everything set up for you.
And if you are not sure how to position yourself to enable effective measurement then you can check out the Sleeptrust Energy Pyramid that comes with a free training on how to use it effectively.
As soon as you start measuring your progress your brain will stop tricking you what works and what doesn’t and you will start to see real results.
#2 The Power of Accountability
Doing things for ourselves can be hard. A simple trick to make us follow through on things that we know are good for us is to keep accountable to someone else. The way to do this is simple. To get started simply ask your partner, a friend, a colleague or somebody else to keep you accountable to the thing you want to change.
The only thing that is important here is that your accountability partner is not going to let you off the hook and that he or she asks you daily if you performed the change you committed to do.
It’s as simple as that!
The reason why this works so tremendously great is that our ancestors had to rely on us performing the task that we said we would.
As an example – if we were responsible for hunting it was highly important for the survival of our tribe that they could rely on us performing that task (even if we were not in the mood to do so…). And guess what – it still works. Often it is more important for us to stick to things that we need to perform for others than to do the things that are important for ourselves.
And now we are going to utilize this powerful force for our benefit.
Bring these two things in place and you are set up with good support for the things that you need to improve. Always keep in mind that you are doing this for yourself and that any change necessary is only a matter of repetition until it gets your new behavior.
Have an energized day!