The following 3 steps will help you stop focusing on your problems and make room in your life for your true purpose to reveal itself. These ideas may seem silly at first glance~ but give them a try and see how you feel and if anything shifts or opens up in your life.
Clear your mind for a moment by finding someone or some organization that needs a skill you have, and offer it for free, even if it’s just for an hour. This may sound like you are being irresponsible~ I mean, shouldn’t you be spending all your free time finding a solution to your life ~ a job perhaps? No. Take a break and step away from the spinning mind; it will be there when you get back. I promise. Result? Volunteering makes you feel grateful for what you do have what you can offer. Plus, you may even gain some new perspective about life, purpose and/or current troubled situation. Perhaps you will network, or be inspired for something you have not thought about before.
People get immobile when going through a crisis. Choose an easy workout ritual to follow daily and force yourself to stick to it. Move through the uncomfortable or painful feelings and get into your body. Yoga is generally my recommendation~ but if a yoga class isn’t an option for you, do a few pushups or jumping jacks. Even a simple walk will do… Heck, turn on some music and dance! No excuses and no equipment needed. Result? The energy in your body gets shaken and shifted, and endorphins start to flow. You may begin to crave healthy food & think positive thoughts~ which in turn, all helps lead you to a clearer mind.
Go to a place where you can sit in solitude and connect with yourself. Your soul is your partner forever and it needs attention; it will give you back as much as you give it. I promise. Sit on your couch with some calm music, or under a tree if you are outside. Breathe. Deeply. Result? You are allowing your soul to guide you to the answers that your mind cannot seem to find about where this chaos is leading you.
Whenever I find myself stressed, anxious and feeling lonely among the chaos of life in our digital, fast-paced world of wonderful technology~I know I need a shot of some serious rest and radical self-care. This is also by far the number one suggestion I give to most of my clients. Slowing down is learning to say “yes” to new priorities.
Enjoy the process!
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