“Your work is to relax and allow. To relax and allow. No matter what”
– Abraham hicks
How often do you get so caught up in your thoughts, work issues or self criticism that we forget what our original train of thought was? How often do you get caught up in a course of sadness, self pity and self doubt? How often do you feel guilty for doing something purely for yourself?
I often think that most of us are so uptight most of the time rather than relaxing into the present moment. My aim is to not focus on the future (however I still set goals to achieve so that my mind will be more calm about that certain topic. I also know that the goals I set will be only achieved by me making the most of the present moment).
Here are some daily practices you can incorporate:
- Keep breathing. You will get anxious, embarrassed and have self doubt and that is 100% okay, however when it does happen – bring your focus and attention back to your breath. This practice will help you ‘normalise’ and go into a relaxed state more quickly
- Set reminders. Having reminder for you to relax is a great practice. Perhaps set an alarm for a time during your day when you’re going to stop work to get up and stretch, read a book, do some journaling or perhaps meditate. Having those alerts set up will help you focus on your work when it’s happening and once the alarm goes off, you know you can then take some time out to relax
- Exercise. You know I love this one! Exercise is the prescription for everything. There are so many varieties for you to move your body and get those endorphins going. It can be in the form of Yoga, dancing, gym training or simply going for a walk. You don’t have to think too much about this one – just move your body.