CALM YOUR BODY & MIND
The world we live in constantly tells us to accomplish more, work harder, out perform others, do more and get to the end result faster.
I don't know about you, but I truly believe that is not how we are meant to live our lives. Packing our calendars and trying to fit it all in is bound to lead us to feeling stressed, depressed and performing below the bar. This way of life leads to energy drain and feeling stuck in place.
I want to share with you my two favorite and super easy ways to calm your body and mind throughout the day.
But first, why am I talking about calming your body and mind?
We all want to have balance in our lives. We all want to feel so great that we leap out of bed with fat smiles on our faces ready to greet the day with applause. In order to achieve that we need to calm ourselves within.
Once we calm your body and mind we can move into becoming aware of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment. Being mindful of ourselves allows us to accept our situation without judgement. There is no “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel in any given moment. When we follow the path of mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future. We learn to let go.
By calming our bodies and minds we create space for more energy to bring you through your day. We will regain our sense of life balance in our lives and remove the fog that we have been moving through.
But how can we even get to this level and energy boost without first making space for it in our bodies and minds?
Think of calming your body and mind like tilling the soil and planting the seeds before they SPROUT with abundant energy like magic bean stalks that reach for the sky! Because that’s all you will be doing here—making space for new energy to flow!
So what are my 2 easy ways to calm your body and your mind?
STEP 1: Put both your feet firmly on the ground, sit up straight with your shoulders pulled back to open your heart, close your eyes and take ten full, DEEP breaths in and out… in and out… in and out…
When you open your eyes NOTICE how different your body feels. Do you feel calmer? Clearer? More relaxed?
Well that was STEP 1! Now that you have calmed your body, are you ready for STEP 2? Don’t worry… it’s just as easy…
You’ve heard of positive affirmations right?
Well I believe they actually work! Why? Because your body is not going to do what you tell it to do unless your mind believes it first! (Or you trick your mind into believing it)
STEP 2: Think of a short, sweet sentence that I like to call your motivational MANTRA so that you can instantly become your own energy-boosting guru..
Here are some ENERGIZING examples to get you started:
· I choose to feel energized!
· I breathe in energy and exhale stress
· I am committed to energizing myself
Choose one that resonates with you or change up the words, write it on a sticky note and stick it on top of your computer or bathroom mirror. Then read it or memorize it and say it out loud to yourself six times today and just watch what happens…
How will calming my body and mind give me more energy?
Let me put it this way… water will not flow well through a blocked pipe. Similarly, your energy or life force is not going to flow well if you’re all tensed up, agitated or on guard.
So, with STEP 1, you are learning to quiet your mind, calm your own nervous system and SAVE energy for you to use later when you really need it!
And with STEP 2 you will be amazed at the results over time if you say your mantra over and over again. You may even find that by the end of day ONE your mind will start to believe it and your body will follow!
Why? Because that’s the way our minds work! They start to believe what we tell them to believe. It really is that simple.
What do I do now?
If you’ve had enough of trying to get through your day, then click here now to schedule a time to talk with me about other super simple ways to boost your spirit and energy today.
I will help you come up with more easy ways to calm your body and mind that are just right for you so you can live each day with tons of new energy!
To your health!