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Leslie Perryman • November 1, 2017
5-Minute Mental Recharge by Catherine Wikholm
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1. 5-Minute Mental Recharge
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If you find it easy to fall asleep at night but you just aren’t getting enough hours, or you’ve had a particularly tiring day, then a 'power nap' can be a great solution. Take five minutes to recharge with Dr. Catherine and you'll feel more energized and productive for the rest of the day. If you have difficulty with insomnia, we recommend skipping this video.
2. How To Fall Asleep Faster
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Have you ever laid in bed feeling absolutely exhausted, yet you can’t fall sleep? Tuning into physical sensations in the body is one of the most effective ways to fall asleep faster. In this session you will focus on the sensation of breathing in order to re-direct your thoughts and allow your mind to drift off to sleep.
3. Progressive Relaxation Exercise
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Progressive muscle relaxation is a technique that enables you to effectively relax your mind and body through systematically tensing and relaxing muscle groups. During this exercise Dr. Catherine will ask you to tense each muscle group in turn for about five seconds, before releasing. You can do this exercise at any point during the day, but it’s a great one to do in bed, especially if you are aware you are feeling a little tense and struggling to relax.
4. Joy-Based Spending
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Take your budgeting game to the next level by learning how to practice Joy-Based Spending. This technique helps you become more mindful of why you're spending (or overspending) and helps you feel truly in control of your finances through making sure you’re maximizing how you spend your hard-earned dollars.
5. Mountain Summit Sleep Story
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Summit the peak of a majestic mountain in this soothing sleep story. Not only will the mediative tones of Natasha's voice lull you to sleep, this story will also help inspire a sense of opportunity and success.
6. Build Resilience and Willpower
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Willpower and resilience are both key to success. There will be points in life when you are working towards a goal and you will feel empty, overwhelmed and overworked. At points you will self-doubt and procrastination due to worry. In this session, Alister will lead you through a guided meditation that will help galvanize your inner-strength.
7. Execute Through Action
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Taking action is key in moving forward towards reaching our goals. Once we know our objective and have a plan in place, its time to start executing through consistent actions. The key is to ensure we set ourselves up for success by removing distractions and are aware of any tendencies we may have towards procrastination. In this session Alister will lead you through a short writing task to inspire you to stay motivated with the implementation of your plans.
8. Plan For Greatness
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Creating a plan of action is a key ingredient in any form of success, whatever that may look like to you. Once we are clear on what we would like to achieve, we can reverse engineer the process, and create a plan of actionable steps that will take us closer to our desired outcome. In this exercise, Alister will help you create your own personal "success path" through visualization and a self reflective writing task.
9. Confident Communication
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Not feeling properly heard and understood by other is a common trigger for stress, and can leave us resentful and unhappy. This session will focus on improving communication skills through developing assertiveness. Dr. Catherine will introduce you a script that you can try out using to help you to communicate more assertively and express your feelings effectively.
10. Positive Self Talk
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Stress can often make you focus on your perceived weaknesses and flaws. When you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed, it’s common to end up criticising and blaming yourself. A way of building up our resilience to stress is to learn to recognise your negative thought patterns and actively work to refocus your mind. In this exercise, we will use the technique of positive self-talk. I will help you to identify some of your key personal qualities and strengths. All you need for this exercise is a pen and paper.
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