Sometimes life is super busy or stressful or both and it’s hard to find a moment to find your ‘centre’ or feel a few moments of peace. We get caught up in the ‘race’ of life and don’t take time out to just be, to care for our inner well being and to ‘breath’.
Here are a few tips I try to use to help me find my ‘center’ when I’m spiraling or am having an anxious or crazy busy day:
Take one minute to breath - we all have 1 minute, no one can argue this! So I try to practice this whenever I feel overwhelmed:
•Breathe in for five seconds.
•Hold your breath for five seconds.
•Release for five seconds.
•Hold for five seconds.
•Repeat this pattern for one minute.
Take a 5 minute tech break - sometimes it can be refreshing and decompressing to simply stand up and walk away from all those tech devices we have become so attached to. Maybe sit quietly for a few minutes, drink a glass of water or go for a quick walk to stretch your legs.
Fall in love with your exercise routine – Make exercise your friend and choose something you actually look forward to doing (well most days anyway!) Exercise has so many benefits but it is most definitely one of the few times in a day that someone devotes to themselves and their own wellbeing. This in itself is powerful!
Remember to give love and be able to receive it as well – this is a good one for me as I’m able to give love but find it hard to believe people when they show love back. Weather it’s a compliment or a big ol’ bear hug, remember that being able to receive love is just as important as giving it!
Spend some time focusing on what makes you feel good – throughout the day we often fill our own heads with negative banter, try switching this up with some positive self talk. Take some time in your day or week to focus on something you enjoy: read a book, take a walk, cuddle with your dog – simple things that bring you joy and make you feel good!
And if nothing else, knowing there’s a cup or tea, glass of wine or some chocolate at the end of your day, can help to get you through! Having a little something to look forward to at the end of a tough or busy day, can help you plow through the ‘crazy’ just that bit longer!