If you’re anything like me, you may have found that throughout your life you have inadvertently trained yourself not to be present in your body. I’m sure you can recall those times when you have driven yourself home and can’t remember doing so. Thankfully, we have an amazing subconscious mind that can take care of these automatic processes for us. The point is you can be constantly caught up in the workings of your intellect that you forget other parts that need some attention.
As you go about your day, regularly catching two- to five-minute moments can change the whole dynamic and rhythm of your day as well as lowering your stress level, instead of it rising as the day goes on. These practices allow you to stay calm.
Here are some examples of how you might do this; I encourage you to add more of your ideas which resonate with you.
🔥 Rub a little lavender oil into your temples for a minute. Sit for a further minute and breathe calmly.
🔥 Place your hands on your heart, right over left, and breathe calmly.
🔥 While you are working, stop for a minute. Take three slow breaths using the attention on your breath as your focus point and release any tension in your body. If any thoughts arise, release the need to follow them and come back to your breathing.
🔥 If you are riding on public transport, gaze softly outside or close your eyes and say a word in your mind such as “ease” or “love”.
The point here is to come back into the present moment, knowing you always have the chance to relax. You can choose to take yourself here at any moment of the day through the power of your thoughts and mind. Practise the art of letting go whenever you realise you are carrying yourself in a tight way or holding on. This is an old, familiar pattern and you can train yourself to create more softness and space in your mind and body. With consistent, daily practice, you can create changes over time that will have a profound and positive effect on your health and life.
If you are ready to take your relaxation practice to the next level, and get support to help you actually do what you know your body, mind and soul needs, then let’s chat. You don’t need to stay stuck in this burnout space for good.
If you are ready to say a resounding ‘yes!’ to what you truly need, let’s do this.