In this way, organisational values become tangible and tactile -- inspiring your people to not only be proud of them, but also live and breathe them at work and with clients. RITUALS ARE YOUR ANCHOR Rituals and routines give us an anchor in the busyness. We tend to get so busy that the important things get shoved to the bottom of the pile, added to the never-ending to-do list. Listen when it tells you it is time to stand your ground or when it is time to go beyond your mind's fear and change. Your mind will run from change, it will run from fear and in the running lead you into greater fear. Learn to listen to your heart, my son; How do I learn to hear with my heart, Father? So often my mind fools me; I think I am listening to my spirit only to find it is my mind filling me with its lies. First you must learn how to listen, my son. Listen to the wind, feel the rain, walk in the woods, and ask nature to teach you. Practice humility, practice saying I don't know. <a href=''>Your</a> heart is a quiet, gentle whisper. <a href=''>Being</a> free means surviving rejections, major and minor, without turning on yourself or allowing them to define you. <a href=''>Rejection</a> shines an exposing spotlight on all your self-doubts. <a href=''>Am</a> I good enough? <a href=''>Does</a> anybody like me? <a href=''>Am</a> I creating anything of value? <a href=''>If</a> you had rejecting parents or a difficult childhood that didn't instill self-esteem, you may be ultrasensitive to rejection. <br /><br /><a href=''>All</a> the more reason to be loving with yourself as you utilize these suggestions to face rejection. <a href=''>Change</a> what you tell yourself about it. <a href=''>The</a> story you tell yourself can change your emotion. <a href=''>There</a> are a thousand different narratives to describe what happened; <a href=''>And</a> I'm seeing firsthand the divergences between our systems, with humanity and constructive results on one side and cruelty and madness on the other. <a href=''>America's</a> mass incarceration happened in parallel with the shuttering of state mental-health facilities. <a href=''>Those</a> two realities, combined with our distinct historical posture toward crime and punishment in the West, set the scene for our current prison disaster. <a href=''>Prison</a> has surely always been maddening in some capacity, and the mentally ill have likely long been overrepresented in its confines, but this American epidemic, this madhouse, is a modern creation. <a href=''>To</a> wish to punish people, Natalie Manskar Modh said to me at Halden, you have to have the perspective that those people are notus. We all are people who live in this country. It is all us. <a href=''>I</a> AM HELPING YOU <a href=''>Some</a> years ago I was driving my young children through a rural area, and we passed a sign that said PRISON AREA--DO NOT PICK UP HITCHHIKERS. <a href=''>My</a> daughter, six or seven at the time, read the sign aloud as we passed. <a href=''>Help</a> her explore the neighborhood, nearby churches, social clubs, and activity groups. <a href=''>Let</a> her know that the time you do spend with her is given wholeheartedly, but that there's only so much of you to go around. <a href=''>I</a> have several friends whose moms lived in another state and who called several times a week, using my friends as a personal support system. <a href=''>The</a> result was doubly horrible: The children felt crazy, and mom always felt neglected and lonely and as if she never got enough. <a href=''>She</a> was right. <a href=''>Phone</a> calls aren't enough. <br /><br /><a href=''>Like</a> everyone else, mom needs flesh-and-blood relationships. <a href=''>Learn</a> from Your Anger <a href=''>Children</a> of the American Express Mom often struggle with anger and resentment. <a href=''>But</a> they don't feel they can or should express it to her. <a href=''>We</a> shall not cease from exploration <a href=''>And</a> the end of all our exploring <a href=''>Will</a> be to arrive where we started <a href=''>And</a> know the place for the first time. <a href=''>Transformation</a> takes place when change permeates our every cell. <a href=''>Just</a> as a butterfly emerges from its cocoon, so we let go of small-mindedness and merge into the awareness of freedom, of oneness and interconnectedness. <a href=''>We</a> are infinite love and infinite beauty. <a href=''>The</a> realization of truth passes all understanding. <a href=''>The</a> Next Step <a href=''>This</a> is the end of Part 1 and understanding the benefits, depth and heart of mindful relaxation. <a href=''>But</a> why should we fail? <a href=''>We</a> have read such an awesome article as this, and we are feeling fired up and ready. <a href=''>We</a> have nothing to lose. <a href=''>Keep</a> your attitude positive, and when you feel fear coming up, simply acknowledge and welcome that fear, but tell it right to its face that it's not in the driver's seat, and it can't watch the road maps or give directions any longer. <a href=''>You</a> can let fear know that it's always going to be there, because it will. <a href=''>It's</a> part of our human nature to feel fear. <br /><br /><a href=''>But</a> fear isn't allowed to rule any longer. <a href=''>You're</a> in charge from here on out. <a href=''>Feeling</a> There Isn't Enough Time <a href=''>You</a> might think that you will not succeed because of the feeling that there is not enough time. <a href=''>Unlike</a> the body as a whole, which is slightly more insulin resistant in the morning, our fat tissue is more insulin sensitive in the morning and least sensitive in the evening. <a href=''>Carbohydrate</a> Restriction <a href=''>Once</a> we appreciate that too much insulin is a main driver of insulin resistance, the chain of events suggesting a solution is too obvious: eating fewer carbohydrates = reduced blood glucose = reduced blood insulin = improved insulin sensitivity. <a href=''>To</a> really appreciate the relevance of the food we eat, we need to establish the effect of each macronutrient on blood insulin. <a href=''>As</a> you can see from the insulinostat chart, dietary protein elicits a mild insulin effect (about two times fasting levels, although this depends on blood glucose levels). <a href=''>Carbohydrate,</a> on the other hand, can elicit a remarkable increase in insulin: more than 10 times above normal, with the height and length of the spike highly variable depending on the carbohydrate and a person's insulin sensitivity. <a href=''>Dietary</a> fat elicits no insulin effect at all. <a href=''>And--as</a> we will see--it does. <a href=''>Adapted</a> from Nutall, F. <a href=''>Gannon,</a> Plasma glucose and insulin response to macronutrients in nondiabetic and NIDDM subjects. <a href=''>Excited,</a> but nervous. <a href=''>When</a> we explored the reasons for these feelings, we discovered these beliefs: <a href=''>I</a> won't stick to it. <a href=''>I</a> should have done this long ago. <a href=''>It</a> will be impossible for me. <a href=''>I've</a> failed before. <br /><br /><a href=''>With</a> underlying beliefs like these, it's highly unlikely that they will keep their promises, because we usually create what we believe we will create, which is failure in every example here. <a href=''>The</a> problem with these grandiose promises is that they embodyblack and white thinking', or perfection thinking'. <a href=''>You</a> may be thinking, We all want to be perfect. <a href=''>Wanting</a> to be perfect sounds helpful, but here's the problem with wanting to be perfect: the minute you break your promise--the minute you eat sugar, or skip a workout, or arrive late--you tell yourself you're imperfect, you've blown it, and you give up completely. <a href=''>So</a> when things are crazy in this state of Burn Out -- when that overwhelm hits us -- those routines and rituals give us something to hold onto. <a href=''>They</a> are the anchor in the storm. <a href=''>When</a> I talk to people and clients, I often hear that they constantly feel like they're being pulled in a million different directions, and this is certainly also true in my own experience. <a href=''>It</a> may be that those different directions are actually all really interesting and we want to sink our teeth into all of them, but the result is we end up just flip-flopping between a whole range of different things, making millimetres of progress in a few different directions, but really getting nowhere with anything in particular. <a href=''>Once</a> you've gotten clear on the behaviours you are going to engage in, and you've created tangible reminders of those things that matter in your space, rituals are the things that pulse and keep your values alive. <a href=''>Use</a> these three actions to turn your ideas into rituals: <a href=''>Schedule</a> it: we grossly overestimate how much time we have and underestimate how long things will take us. <a href=''>Which</a> is why, when we put the stuff that matters to the end it never gets done. <a href=''>Flip</a> that notion and put the things that matter into your calendar. <a href=''>Take</a> five minutes on Sunday evening to schedule in the actions that matter for you this week. <a href=''>It</a> will remind you of your perfection and talk to you in the language of love. <a href=''>Your</a> mind is much more like a crow, loud, bold, and raucous. <a href=''>It</a> will remind you of your limitations and why you can't do something. <a href=''>Its</a> language is fear. <a href=''>Learn</a> to feel the difference. <a href=''>Your</a> mind will usually lie and say,Of course you're listening to your heart.