In the busy world of illusion, we have very little time to ourselves.
Everything has to be done now! – the kids need feeding, the garden needs weeding, got to get to work, got to go shopping, must visit dad, better do the hoovering, must put the washing on, gotta get home-we never stop! We never take a time-out from the hectic lives we lead.
We end up over-worked, stressed, out-of-balance, feeling empty/low/under appreciated, het-up and tense- so why not give yourself some appreciation, wash those daily hectic blues away!
In this month’s workshop we’ll be finding out about finding time for yourself.
How? It’s simple-really simple.
Just take 15 minutes a day that you dedicate to yourself. A time for you and you only, that no-one or no-thing can interrupt or interfere with.
Find a quiet place, sit in a comfortable position, light a candle or incense if you would like.
Put on some relaxing instrumental music or simply listen to the sounds of nature/life.
Close your eyes-and breathe.
Breathe in, breathe out – that’s all you have to do.
Initially your mind will probably fill with 101 things you have to do or sort out yet today, but just let the thoughts pass without connecting with them, and soon they will pass.
Continue breathing deeply, but naturally until the 15 minutes are up.
The great thing about this exercise is that it can be done anywhere: on the train or bus, as a passenger in a car, in the office, anywhere that you can shut your eyes for 15 minutes and breathe.
You should find yourself feeling lighter, thinking clearer and re-energised. Ideally it is a good start to the day and it is also good to aid peaceful sleep at night.
As you get used to taking the 15 minute ‘ Me Break ‘, you may find that 15 minutes is just not enough Me Time, so lengthen the time to suit your needs.
So To Re-cap
When you wake, or when you get stressed, or the strains of life are getting to you..
REMEMBER .. It’s time to:
1.Tune In: Find a quiet spot to tune in to your inner self and the body you inhabit.
2.Turn on: Just 15-20 mins a day gives you time to revitalise tired bodies and minds.
3.Chill out: Breathing deeply for 15-20 minutes will leave you feeling lighter, calmer and more relaxed.