There are a number of reasons why we don’t meditate. Sometimes we feel we can’t or don’t know how and other times we plan to, but it just never seems
Many of us at the moment, are feeling frustrated and even out of control. In this new world of restrictions being put in place and then lifted, students being taught in the classroom then online, over and over again, going to work, staying home, being let out, and then arguing about it all online or in the home – we can wind up feeling powerless. Frustrated. Overwhelmed. Angry.
Writing (or typing) helps us complete our sentences, makes us think of words, not just any words but the words that describe how we are feeling. Once we have identified how we are feeling we can address that particular emotion, find a way to process it, move through and heal. One word at a time. One thought at a time.
2020 felt like a pretty horrible year to most people no doubt. Understandably, we just want to walk (or run!) away from it.
As much as we would like to switch off the memories, we can’t. Carrying the feelings, fear or anxiety of the past year into 2021 won’t benefit us as individuals, or as a collective. So how can we prepare for 2021?
Anxiety put really simply is when our mind runs ahead to imagining the worst-case scenario. We often then believe this worst-case scenario is true (because it feels that way) which can lead to further anxiety or a panic attack. Our mind has become disassociated from our body and from reality.
This period of self-isolation has for many, been a real time of imposed self-reflection. It is important to ‘know yourself’ – your patterns, beliefs, thoughts and habits, if you want to create change. You cannot change what you are not aware of.