For most of us we spend too much time in our heads , or I can really only speak for myself – I have spent way too much time in my head!!
I who struggled with an eating disorder, also struggled to be in my body most of the time, it was easier and less painful to be in my head – and therefore I got to be a little on the analytical side – not saying there is anything wrong with that, but for me it wasn’t always the best thing.
Not wanting to be in the body for whatever reason, which is somehow connected to some sort of pain in most cases, is a way of numbing ourselves, not feeling, which easily leads to over eating or binge eating. It also leads to multi tasking and rushing through things or life.
Being fully present is not always an easy thing to do – just try meditating.
But the more we can slow down, connects to the inner core, the more present we can be in the moment – not reliving the past (especially memories that elicits anger, guilt, pain, frustration etc) or worrying about the future but truly being full y present in the moment is about being fully connected and alive.
The past is over – let it go, forgive yourself (or anyone else) and let go of any negative emotions.
The future is not here yet, don’t waste the current moment worrying about something that hasn’t come yet. That’s not to say don’t plan things but I think you know the difference.
For me I am finding breath work has really helped me. It quiets the mind, relaxes the body, gets me in my body and any emotions that come up I can breath through and release them with ease allowing for more calmness in my life.
Also Long Exposure Photography – it helps with my patience, staying focused and very present.
Whatever helps you spend more time being present – you might be amazed at how doing something so small yet significant can impact your life, besides YOU deserve to have, feel and live a phenomenal life – don’t you think? 🙂
Would love to hear your thoughts and as always please feel free to share.
When we really start paying attention – all the signs are there especially the ones our bodies are sending us IF we are paying attention or open to receive them. Slowing down can be hard for many people especially for parents, single parents or multi- taksers…….something I know well!!
I have been on a work stint in film for the last several months that was quite interesting – would be a good way of putting it.
I learned a lot, met a lot of people, saw some creative & cool things, learned how to do some creative things, saw actors and actresses, met some, watched how shows and movies were made, sets dressed, stages being constructed and oh so much more.
I also worked long days and at my age or where I am at in life – isn’t fulfilling and doesn’t really feed my soul or nurture me.
That is what is sooooo cool about life- there are so many options to choose differently or what to experience. We really are only limited by our minds!!
I am on a much needed break and I have been able to have some down time – my body was yelling at me – basically with Adrenal Fatigue – doesn’t get much louder than that – going on overdrive, stress, little sleep and not paying attention to what my soul truly desires. Thank goodness I have been eating healthy through this all (and no not pumped up on tons of caffeine either) – yes still somewhat easy to do especially when it’s a priority in my life.
Our bodies really do talk to us. They communicate through subtle hints, messages, aches and then they are screaming at us to get our attention when it turns to pain or fatigue.
Since being off I am doing all I can to nurture my body and soul and it’s amazing how fast things are shifting.
Daily walks, gentle yoga, breath work, meditation, proper supplementation, water, little stress, self love, being creative (for me) and rushing to go nowhere!!! lol
One of the things I have been playing with to further help me slow down is Long Exposure Photography and Black & White Photography (which I used to love doing and hand yes hand coloring) – patience, breath, stillness, quiet, calming – how does it get more magical than that.
Hoping to inspire and share with you in some upcoming posts on the Photography I have been exploring and enjoying – hope you do too.
Today take some time for you and listen to what your body is saying – honor it, be in the moment and have an attitude of gratitude!
Have a wonderful day!!
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