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A Breakthrough for Your Sleep

I was sitting in the classroom out in Tempe, Arizona, learning from the esteemed Charles Poliquin, a living legend in my eyes.

And before he proceeded to try and belittle me for 30 minutes in front of the classroom on day 2 of the course (long story; he is a genius but that doesn’t mean I want my sons to grow up to be like him), he spoke about sleep.

Charles runs around with the top doctors in different areas of specialization.  He told us that his sleep doctor friend had told him that the most important factor in the quality of your sleep was to have a consistent wake up time.

Simple right?  But what happens when that alarm clock goes off and all you want to do is hit snooze?

Invariably you do it, we’ve all done it.  But, did you know that when we do this we reset our sleep cycle?  Studies have now shown that snoozing for just a little bit, causes something called sleep inertia.

Sleep inertia takes 4 hours to ‘shake off’. Is 10 minutes of more beauty rest worth four hours of valuable day time?

If you struggle with this, then use the 5 second rule I wrote about last week.  When the alarm goes off, count backwards from 5 and say, ‘get up’.  Your logical brain will overcome the emotion of wanting more sleep.

Always try to practice the ‘slight edge’.

 

Think differently – Kyle Newell

P.S-Whenever you’re ready here are 3 more ways we can help you transform your life, lose weight and gain bundles of energy!

1- Check out this podcast I did on Resistance (any time you are trying to improve your life, you will face this!)

http://unlockingyourinnerstrength.libsyn.com/uyis001-resistance-is-a-bitch

2-     Perhaps you’d just like to increase your mental game.  In that case, you can check out our Time Mastery Manual (the information in here will create ‘new’ time for you and give you the ultimate freedom in life) http://kylenewell.com/time

  1. Find out more about our 30-day, Risk Free Jump Start. If you are ready to shred for the summer and want a simple, no-gimmicks approach. A program in which you just have to show up, 3 times per week and have all the accountability that you would ever need and then some, simply send and email to devon@newellstrength.com with the subject: ‘30’.



I Know How You Feel…

I know how you feel.

 

Being a busy parent is tough.

 

Your time is limited.

 

It’s rare that you get to relax and kick your feet up.

 

Sometimes you think about all the freedom you used to have.  (It’s okay, don’t feel guilty about it).

 

Sometimes your energy is on ‘E’, but you can’t stop, you need to be the parent and partner that you committed to being.

 

And that’s why it’s more important than ever to manage your energy, to create more energy so you can be the best you to those that need you.

 

Get your weekly workouts in, manage your sleep (you need at least 7 hours per night), do a short, daily meditation or walk, drink you water, nourish your body with good food.

 

Yes, it’s tough, but you got this.  I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

 

Put your energy first and foremost and it’ll be A O K:)

 

Think differently- Kyle Newell

 

P.S-Whenever you’re ready here are 3 more ways we can help you transform your life, lose weight and gain bundles of energy (and possibly win $10,000!):

 

1- Check out this podcast I did on Resistance (any time you are trying to improve your life, you will face this!)

http://unlockingyourinnerstrength.libsyn.com/uyis001-resistance-is-a-bitch

2-     Perhaps you’d just like to increase your mental game.  In that case, you can check out our Time Mastery Manual (the information in here will create ‘new’ time for you and give you the ultimate freedom in life) http://kylenewell.com/time

 

  1. Our annual, 6-week Fat Shredder contest. If you are ready to shred for the summer and want a simple, no-gimmicks approach. A program in which you just have to show up, 3 times per week and have all the accountability that you would ever need and then some, simply send and email to devon@newellstrength.com with the subject: ‘shredder’.



Picking Ticks Off In the Middle of the Night

Picking Ticks Off In the Middle of the Night

For as long as I can remember, I have been super-sensitive to touch.

It’s as if my spatial awareness was hyped-up on some juice.  And, it’s only gotten more pronounced as the years have gone on.

Not to say that I have a super power, but I often sense a thing moving before it moves.

A good example would be yesterday when my deodorant (not anti-perspirant, but that’s another article) fell out of my cabinet in the bathroom.

I was brushing my teeth with my left hand, sensed the deodorant falling and caught it before it hit the sink with my right hand.

Might not sound that odd, but it happens to me all the time.  I like to think I have a little bit of ‘spidey-sense’.

You would think that being so sensitive to my surroundings would potentially make it hard for me to sleep, but it doesn’t.

I sleep like a rock, usually only waking up for a crying Braxton (if Devon nudges me) or a few minutes before my alarm goes off.

Except when my spidey-sense kicks in during sleep.

About a month ago, I woke up from a deep sleep in a pitch black room, reached down to my leg with my thumb and pointer and plucked a tick clean off of me. It wasn’t embedded yet, it was simply crawling on my leg.

What’s the point of all this ‘weirdness’?

The point is that if you develop any of your skills or senses to a maximum degree, the brain will take over and your subconscious will do a lot of the thought for you.

Think about how this can relate to any of your routines or ways of thinking.

Plan out the next day the night before.  Know what your morning routine is every single morning.  Let the brain do it’s thing.

It’s the most amazing thing on earth if you allow it to be.

You know what else would be amazing?  Giving someone you love the gift of Newell Strength for their NY resolution.  You can start by getting them a 3-week test drive here:  http://www.newellstrength.com/3wtd

Think differently-Kyle Newell

P.S-Our annual Festivus party will be on December 10th.  It’s always a highlight of the year and all donations will once again be going to Little Charlie Kroog.  The festivus link will be out tomorrow…stay tuned.

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