Mindfulness 101 Part 3 -Being present, goal setting basics, check.
Now for physicality. And yes, I'm going to talk about physical health. Most people don't actively engage their body on a regular basis. The focus of this physical engagement is to actively and intentionally check-in with your overall body in order to determine if you have any psychological tension manifesting physically. Are you holding tension somewhere? Does it feel like one side of your body is heavier, stretchier, or more connected than the other? The best way to move through this focus is to take each body part and intentionally focus upon it for 5 to 10 seconds. Tense it, flex it, relax it. Then move on to the next one. This is also known as progressive relaxation. I know my problem areas are my lower back and my neck usually, but I also have uneven muscle tone on each side of my body due to lazy body mechanics, and the way my anxiety affects my sleep. Use this exercise to address and identify the physical areas you need to work on. You can then engage in yoga, stretching, or working out with a focus on that body area. Since we're on the physical health subject, your diet is also important. You need to be mindful of the things your body needs, and things your body doesn't. Be aware of excess sugar, caffeine, calories, fats... Those things can really affect the way your body works too- you may find that you have a certain threshold before you start to experience negative effects. I can have about 3 cups of coffee, and lat's be honest, I need it to overcome the side effects from my psych meds... the sleepy's... But any more than that and I've set myself up for the Parkinson shakes, racing thoughts, and tension in my lower back. Take this Monday to be mindful of your physical body. See if the attention that you invest it pays off... And let me know!
We often think that emotional exhaustion is something that creeps up on us without much warning. However, our body gives us early warning signs that burnout is about to happen. All too often we ignore these signs and end up in an all-out state of hopelessness.
When I think about my ongoing battle with trying to figure out everything, I feel exhausted. It’s exhausting every day to try and “feel better.” To feel “normal.” By the end of the day I’m so tired all I want is to sleep. I’m tired from the trying. I’m tired from analyzing every little mistake as it quickly snowballs into being the reason I lose people around me. I’m tired of worrying all the time. I’m tired of not being able to respond back to text messages or phone calls from few friends because I’m I don’t want them to know. I don’t know what to say. I’m tired of not feeling good enough; a good enough friend, girlfriend or writer. The list goes on and on.
I’m tired from the effort it takes me to get out of bed in the morning and then to stay out of bed to do what needs to be done. Sometimes I’m short of breath just from simply walking.
I struggle. I struggle because I’m so tired of trying to explain to people why I’m still depressed when other people have more than I do. I struggle because I’m so tired of trying to explain to people that I physically can’t make myself get out of bed. I struggle because I’m so tired of trying to explain to people that yes, I do know I can't have everything I’ve ever wanted and no, I don’t know why am worried. Am just tired😭😭😭
Сейчас в наше время сложно найти своего человека, который стал бы тебе братом или сестрой...ты боишься довериться всем. Ведь в нашем мире стало много лицемерия и фальши, что не хочется никому верить... ведь ты думаешь, что это очередная игра, в которой ты просто игрок и из-за этих игр ты начинаешь, постоянно носить маски... Но этого не стоит делать, ведь можно потерять себя безвозвратно. И ты не вспомнишь каким ты был раньше, но есть одна простая вещь, которая поможет тебе, не потеряться - будь самим собой!!! #artwork#art#tbt#picture#image#life#time#thought#photo#photography#black#white
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Most of the people who are winning in life. Have one thing in common.
When they been asked, How they
made it. They say they had someone who believed in them.
If you want to make it. Choose to hang around people who believe in you. 📸 @sunnyjagesar ❤❤❤
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• August, Monday 19th 2019
laughing is the most beautiful
feeling out there.
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Most of the time the hardest thing to do is to start something. Because when you start you are already commiting yourself to do it
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Ich Werbeopfer!!!! 😂 kennt ihr diese "Schulter-zurück-drück-Dinger"? Ich MUSSTE es haben!🙈 ich hab es gesehen und hab die Wohltat direkt gespürt! Jetzt, nach ca 2h tragen vor ein paar Tagen, quält mich schon der Muskelkater. Heute hab ich es dann mal wieder angezogen. Ich dachte, es ist vielleicht gar nicht so doof im Homeoffice am Laptop. Lassen wir uns mal überraschen 😉
We’ve all take different paths in life!
Every saint has a past and every sinner has a FUTURE!
Meditate on that before you judge anyone else! •
Todos hemos elegido diferentes caminos!
Cada santo tiene un pasado y cada pecador un FUTURO en Cristo Jesús!
Antes de juzgar... reflexiona! 🙏