LoveBlog- Don't worry about it, you will get there. Five tips to help you live in the moment and enjoy life more.
What if I told you all paths lead to the same place? What if I told you, you don't need to stress because you'll get there. I was driving down milestone road on Nantucket Island the other day and I was going about 40mph. (I like the drive and a sweet song came on the radio, so I was taking my time.) a car decided to pass me. They had somewhere to be and by the looks of it, they were late. I saw them speed past me and fly down the road. While I was enjoying the drive and the music, I coasted. I took in the lovely day. Enjoyed the moment coming over a hill with the sun shining through the trees. When I got to the rotary guess which car was in front of me, yup, the speedster. They were in such a rush but for what? To get there first? We ended up at the rotary about the same time but who do you think enjoyed the drive? Who do you think was frustrated? I can almost guarantee their drive was stressful for them. Yet, here we both were.
We all, including myself, want things to be done yesterday or we want them now or we think we should be going faster or be somewhere else. The truth is, we are all on our way. No matter our pace, we are all going to get there. We won't miss out on anything if we slow down and enjoy the moment.
How how does one enjoy the moment? Or live in the moment as some say? I have a few quick tips for this.
1. Quick and dirty meditation. When you feel rushed. When you're running late. When you're about to beep your car horn. Do this. When you need one minute to yourself. Do this.
Meditation helps us bring our awareness away from the outside world and back inward. Then we have a fresh stance and outlook. The meditation: inhale slow,y through the nose for 4 counts. Hold the breathe for 4 counts. Exhale slowly through the nose for 6 counts. Repeat and repeat and repeat. 30 seconds to a minute will do the trick. If you can go longer, do so.
2. Write down your priorities. If you were to die tomorrow, God forbid, how would you spend today. Would you work? Leaving behind a business legacy. Or would you spend time with family and friends? Would you go climb a mountain or hop on a boat and sail away? However you would spend your day, those items are your priorities. Whatever they may be, is ok. Don't judge yourself if you want to spend all day working or want to spend all day by yourself. And give yourself permission to change your mind if your priorities change.
3. Remind yourself why you do what you do. Love is not hard, it's Life that is tough. When life gets in the way, remind yourself why you do what you do. My priority in my life is my family. Hands down. I don't feel bad for spending time with my family. I don't feel bad about dropping everything when someone I love needs me. And I certainly do not feel bad about clearing my schedule for them. But thats because they are why I do what I do. Know why do you what you do. Connect that to your priorities. This will help with the guilt or the need to explain why you do what you do. A lot of 'dos' in this tip.
4. Have faith. Faith can mean whatever you need it to mean. Whether it's your God or the universe or maybe it's faith with yourself. Have faith. You can do this.
5. Take care of yourself. Give yourself permission to take a break when you need to. Give yourself permission to be selfish. I'm not talking about the kind of selfish that doesn't care for anyone but themselves. I'm talking about the kind of selfish that goes to yoga or eats right or enjoys a massage. I'm talking about doing what needs to be done so you feel like you. Essentially, filling up your love tank. When you feel at your best, you are able to give your all and help those around you be their best. This just so happens to be today's Love Tip: Be selfish. Take care of yourself, so that you feel at your best. When you're at your best, you're able to help those around you be their best.
Do you have anything else to add that would help someone know to not worry, that they will get there?
Wednesday's Hatha yoga class will have an emphasis on the second chakra which is the sacral chakra. All about creativity, sexuality and being joyful. Come connect with what needs to be set free. 530pm Wednesday at Dharma Yoga Nantucket upstairs at the hayloft at Bartlett's Farm.
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