There are a handful of things I hear from people when we're meeting in discovery sessions. Near the top of the list is, "I'm overwhelmed."
Overwhelm is a state of mental indigestion. It's a sign that we need some space in which to let the mind unwind and to rest the body. Did you need me to tell you that?
The thing is, we live in a culture that values doing, and so we've ingested the belief that getting to the end of the to do list is better than not. We actually might think we'll feel better if we do that. I used to think that. Then I started paying attention to the little though that encourage me to take a break and take a walk. Over and over I ignored that prod in favor of how good I though I would feel if I just got everything done first. Over and over again I noticed that I did not feel satisfied or content at the end of the list, I just felt exhausted. At that point, I didn't even have the energy to engage a nourishing walk outside or to rest in savasana for 20 minutes. I finally saw the lie for what is is. Bad programming.
We have to be intentional about setting aside some white space where we can rest and digest. It's non negotiable. It's only a disembodied mind that preaches, "just one more thing, then I’ll stop…." I hope you've seen through that distortion. If you been out-spending your real energy, try a 20 minute lie down with a timer and be in savasana. If you want more guidance, try this 30 min. reclining breathing and somatic meditation practice. it will support you in resetting your body energy when you finish. Taken as a regular daily practice, it will transform your life for the better.
This is the perfect before lunch or later afternoon practice to restore and reconnect your mind, body and spirit. You can do this! Let me know other ways you're finding to build resilience and a calm mind.
P.S. Are you ready to make some changes to how you're living? I'd love to talk with you. Schedule a complimentary 30-min discovery session here.