For some people, our lives are so full that we don’t have a moment to ourselves. When we finally get a moment, we tend to stare at our phones thinking that we are taking a break. Are we? The definition of a moment is a very brief period of time. How many moments do you have in a day?
As the days go by my moments were getting shorter. I was spending a lot of time watching meaningless t.v, avoiding people, and doing my household chores. Constantly felt I needed stimulation, not realizing that my concentration and attention was being affected by how I was spending my free time.
Losing track of time
I lost track of time, I got lost in the shuffle. Sometimes I have an empty glass in my hand and I don’t recall ever drinking. Everything seems so random. I have a mind but I am operating on mindless. My thoughts and behaviour were triggering different emotions such as stress or unnecessary emotional suffering. I was feeling horrible about myself.
Self-discovery is the best way to start finding moments to connect with yourself. I found my strengths and weaknesses when I decided to sit in silence and review my thoughts and actions. I decided to free my mind and allow myself to be present.
Is it hard to be present? Hell Yes! It was challenging at the start, I started with 1 minute of silence and now I take 10-15 minutes a day. This requires time, effort, patience and consistency these are 4 things I believe we all have or could achieve.
Some Tips to get started taking your moments;
- Choose a comfortable posture/position. I love sitting down with my legs crossed or lying on my back with my arms at the side
- Focus your eyes on something that’s not moving (stationary) This helps relax your eyes. You can keep your eyes open or closed. (Whatever works for you)
- Focus on breathing, don’t over analyze just observe
- Before you come back to awareness, say some kind words to yourself about yourself.
- Now come back into your awareness.
You can try doing these steps prior to doing something that may cause you to stress such as a meeting at work, a presentation, seeing certain family members that you may have issues with etc…
I attached one of my favourite meditation videos. This gives great positive energy. Just in case you need it.
I create moments and you may want to as well. If you found this blog interesting or helpful, please go ahead and leave a comment and invite a friend to check out my blogs.