Well, technology is wonderful, when it works, but when it doesn’t, it can be frustrating – IF You Let It Get To You! Tech glitches prevented me from publishing last week’s newsletter. I didn’t let it get to me, but I have to say that I have only recently mastered that skill. Even now, sometimes life’s little glitches still get to me, but I am much better at taking them with a grain of salt these days. My own, “aha” moment came when I realized that I was working on several things at the same time and not getting ANY of them done. In fact, I was often forgetting what I went into a room for, because I would get into that room and see something that I’d started and not finished earlier, and auto pilot would have me start back on that task. Yikes! Time for a break!
Most of us have been consummate multi-taskers for much of our lives, but now that we know all this multi-tasking can cause Chronic Fatigue, Adrenal Depletion and more, we realize we have to take better care of our mind and body.
Here are some simple ways to begin to listen to our bodies, reconnect, and tune in with what’s going on in the present moment. Remember – put your own oxygen mask on before you help someone with theirs!
- Meditation is essential for the health of our mind and body. AND Meditation can be as simple as spending ten minutes each morning in silent prayer. Or, you can learn meditation techniques that help to clear your mind; then set aside 20 minutes each morning for your meditation practice. I cannot stress enough how important meditation is to our well being.
- Journal your thoughts daily. Sitting down with pen and notebook and asking yourself – How Do I Feel Today? The answers will come and you will feel better after they are out of your mind and onto the paper.
- Playtime is just as important as an adult, as it was when we were kids – maybe more so. Children naturally laugh at least 70% more than adults. Let’s change that statistic. Find time to dance, sing, walk on a beach or in the woods, play catch with your dog, do any activity that brings you joy and makes you smile and/or laugh. Laughter reduces the stress hormones coursing through your body, so make time for some fun!
The concept of, “me time,” is not an easy one to grasp. BUT, when we embrace the fact that we can’t control everything, we begin to know the freedom of not having to try to control everything in our life. Be open to infinite possibilities, and life becomes more exciting, fun, and laughable!
Here’s a quick eye massage that will help you get started on your, “me time!”
Best of Health,