Too many to-dos, tasks, responsibilities. The week has been crazy again and a break is desperately needed. But how to find peace?
Truth is – although you need some peace and silence, the thoughts keep rushing through your head, leaving no space to truly recharge.
With these 4 powerful steps you will get to your peaceful place.
1. Take the decision to calm down
First and foremost this decision needs to be taken. Are you ready to calm down!? If so, find a silent cosy place, sit down and breathe. Take a pen and paper with you.
2. Put aside your inner hustle
Put all thoughts that are now spinning to paper. All those to dos you fear to forget. Take a note and assure your brain that they will not be forgotten. They are safely stored on the piece of paper and you can relax.
3. Become mindful
Breathe. Inhale deep through your nose, fill your lungs and your whole tummy and exhale through your mouth. Inhale again. Notice how the air is filling your corpus. Feel how your tummy expands. And let the stress leave with the continuous flow of air.
While you sink into mindful breathing start thinking what you are thankful for. Who is in your life you highly value? What talents do you have?
What have you accomplished you can be proud of?
When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.
Stay in the attitude of gratitude for a while. Feel how stress lowers and new love and vision is rising for those who are most valuable to you.
When you feel ready you slowly get back into your daily life. This exercise can be done daily in 10-15 minutes. Or you start a whole day or vacation with these steps in order to leave any stress behind.