Candle-stick craft: what's really driving the decisions we make?

I love early mornings now.

Lucky, really. As I have little choice this weekend, sitting here on the train to LDN, enroute to the third module of my Master Practitoner training. (I'll be a certified NLP Ninja come November).

I used to be a real night owl. But I (reluctantly) managed to train myself out of that a few years ago.

David Bird, Cognitive Hypnotherapy, Leighton Buzzard

I'm still not a fan of the early night. So then comes the candle-stick challenge. And, as I'm sure we've all experienced, there's only so much time you can spend warming both ends.

I'd love to tell you that last night was the sensible, textbook choice. Where I cut short what I was doing. Left early. Made space for a full recharge.

It wasn't though.

I went to bed at gone midnight and woke aroud 5. (Cheers, brain). And this is something I'd never have done a couple of years ago.

I used to get so anxious about not sleeping enough. About being tired. About how hard it'd make the day. How much harder I'd have to work to be good enough. (Whatever that is).

Little did I realise it was the anxiety that was stressing me out and making my day harder. Fear is tiring. And I was tired most of the time.

So, no. Today I'm not likely to be as chipper as I would be had I left everyone last night about 8pm. But no amount of mid-lecture micro-napping will have me wishing I'd spent less time with some of the people who matter most to me.

Not all decisions leave you with a win-win product. Hence the need to decide. But it's often worth asking:

What's really driving the decisions we make? What's behind the reasons we give?

Is it coming from a place or growth? Or a place of fear?

Are you having trouble making decisions, struggling with anxiety, or finding it hard to sleep? Cognitive Hypnotherapy can help. Get in touch to find out how. Face-to-face sessions available in Leighton Buzzard, and via Skype