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Explore Georgia: Tybee Island Tips No One Tells You About

Ever wonder how can you maximize your visit to Tybee Island? We have gathered the best insider tips so you can plan a dream trip to one of the most unique places you'll ever visit. BEST PLACE TO LAY DOWN YOUR TOWEL Park near the Tybee Beach Beach and Pavilion ( Tybrisa St, Tybee Island, GA 31328) use the bridge  in front of the Tybee Island Marine Center  turn right and walk towards the rock formation close to the sand dunes. This portion of the beach has a smoother sand, lots of shallow areas that are perfect for little kids to bathe safely, is less crowded, and because it's close to the sand dunes you will see a large variety of seaside birds.

The Best Thing You Can Do When Anxiety and Automatic Negative Thoughts Steal Your Sleep

Chronic sleep deprivation can raise your levels of anxiety, depression and negative thinking.

Researchers found that people who reported frequent sleep disturbances have difficulty disengaging attention on unhealthy negative thoughts and emotions especially at night.

Automatic negative thoughts can be switch off without medication or the need of meditation with basic strategies. Now the strategies I'm discussing today are aimed specifically when you are already in bed, tired, but unable to shut off your brain and fall asleep.

You know that moment, when all the lights are off and your body is screaming "gurl" you better nap or every organ, muscle and tissue inside of you is going to lose it.

“The less sleep you have,
the longer it takes them to get over a negative emotion.
While some people naturally tend to fixate on things
more than others, poor sleep makes fixation worse.”

You feel the tension on your shoulders, you are burnout and exhausted, your muscles feel weak and your brain is in overdrive. You want to sleep  but you keep playing worst case scenarios on your head making you feel overwhelmed and completely out of control.

“Chronic and prolonged brain burnout can
reshape underlying brain structure.”

You want to unplug your brain, shut it down and disconnect from the pain. Automatic negative thoughts are ruining your night and you are willing to do anything to stop them and be able to sleep. So what do you do?

The best thing you can do is recognize the distortion in your thoughts and invalidate them.

There's POWER when you recognize
your own distortions.

The subconscious state of your brain is very strong and almost authoritarian but in spite of its overall strength, it has an achilles heel, which can lead to downfall.

"When the subconscious part of your brain is challenged with brutal reality it has nowhere to go and eventually surrenders."

Dr. Daniel Gregory Amen, a double board certified psychiatrist and brain disorder specialist and director of the Amen Clinics acknowledges this phenomenon and suggest that when your brain gets infested with "ANTs", also known as automatic negative thoughts you need to stop everything that you are doing and challenge your subconscious through a series of questions.

Question #1 Is it true? This is when you power up and gather the strength to fight your ANTs. Are you ready?

Question #2 Can I absolutely know it is true? This is the HARDEST question. Your brain will play tricks on you and try to convince you at ALL cost to give up because it's trying to protect itself, which is at the end, is its’ primary function.

The brain will try to "autocorrect" you but you speak more than one language and what you are saying to yourself is NOT a mistake and is in fact REAL, so you need to take a few extra steps to disable your "automatic autocorrect" and make sure next time it happens, your brain will not see it as a “mistake” and not try to force you to change it.

Question #3 How do I react when I have that thought?  I found a worksheet online that can help you find the right words to describe how you are feeling. You can download it for free here. Question number 3 leans toward assessing your physical and psychological symptoms.

This question is basically a damage assessment. Just imagine that you work for an insurance company or FEMA and you need to declare a national disaster and disclose all the damages so you can start rebuilding your life back to normal. What damages did you encountered and how did you feel when you lost control of your ANTs during "the infestation".

Question #4 Who would I be without that thought? or What would I feel if I didn't have that thought. Oh the temptation of freedom. Freedom to live in peace and without pain. Freedom to finally allow yourself to move forward in life and do all those things that your ANTs were blocking you from doing it. Question number 4 is the motivation you need to get control of your ANTs infestation.

Be honest, brutally honest with yourself. You can work these questions on your head or you can write your answers down so when you go back and read it, you can challenge your cognitive distortions and once you are able to get to the point, you are one step away of eradicating your ANTs.


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