Have you ever had one of those days when you seem to lose time, such as getting in your car and then ending up at your destination, not even aware of how you got there?
We usually do not notice we are running on auto-pilot until something wakes us up.
We want to embrace all of our experiences, be present, so that we are available to embrace all opportunities before us.
What are we to do?
We can mindfully choose to redirect our attention on a regular basis, by becoming aware of our body, noticing how it feels. We will then be more aware when our shoulders seem to be moving up into our ears or when our jaw begins to clench.
Here are a few tips:
-Set your intention for your day, before you get out of bed – Stretch like a cat ~ take a few deep breaths, smile and connect with your intention.
-Notice how your body feels, set a parameter for noticing how it feels when you are relaxed, focused and clear, so you can redirect your attention once you notice a physical change.
-Take at least two deep breaths every hour, or after you complete a task, a series of phone calls or if you notice your body tensing – focus on 2 breaths and just feel it.
-If you are sitting for long periods of time, get up and stretch like a cat every hour or so, and march in place for 20 steps swinging your arms, if possible.
-Drink lots of fresh pure water, this will keep you hydrated and nudge you to get up every so often.
-take a 30 second vacation with me ~ I created these videos to help you with these moments..
-Smile as you breathe, your cells will smile right back.. ahhh
I would love to hear how this is working for you, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org