mindfulness

How to Release the Past and Find Love in the Present

 

Take a moment and stop your thoughts in this very moment. Before coming to my blog post, where were your thoughts? Can you step back even further, maybe an hour ago, and remember what you were thinking? The reason I’m asking this question is fairly simple: if you can clearly follow your trail of thought, then you probably have a good grasp of the present. You are in control of your mind, your emotions, and your thinking. If you weren’t able to answer this question, then very likely you’re in a whirlwind of thought, with memories and stories flying past, distracting you from living fully in the present moment.

Our past, our regrets, and people and moments that we cannot forgive keep us from being able to let go. We can hold on to hurt for so long. So long, in fact, that we lose millions of precious moments and opportunities to feel joy, happiness, peace, and love. So why are we so tempted to hold on?

It’s time to let go. Here’s how.

BE PRESENT

I tell my clients all the time that their thinking CONTROLS their reality. Just read my book! I will tell you everything. You need to snap yourself back to awareness when you see your thoughts carrying you away with them. We all do this, too. We lie in bed, with thousands of worries causing us the inability to sleep. Make it a practice to stop yourself as often as you can and gain control of your compulsive thoughts. Take a look around, take a deep breath, take in what you see, feel, and hear, and remember that you are in control.

BE GRATEFUL

People who cultivate thankfulness are happier and healthier than those who don't. Look all around you and behold the majestic beauty of this earth, this life, of our consciousness. The fact that you are breathing is a blessing in itself. Count your blessing every day and never forget to give thanks.

FORGIVE

Forgive others, forgive yourself. Forgive things that cause you pain. Forgive the people that have hurt you. Close your eyes and think of someone or something that still causes you pain. Repeat “I love you” over and over. Imagine yourself giving love to them, and seeing them for what they are: another person in pain, with the same worries, hopes, and dreams. We are all human. We suffer when we hold onto the past, so let it go and find some relief. Let go of the harsh thoughts. 

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How to Stay Grounded this Holiday Season

Oh, yes! It’s the season of joy… and lots of oy! With so many obligations and events spinning around us, it’s easy to get lost in the fast pace of the holidays. Many of my clients call me during the holidays seeking help in staying sane and grounded (it’s easy to lose our minds if you don’t take some moments to center yourself). I have some tips for you to help you maintain a healthy mind, body, and spirit during this time—and how to fully immerse yourself and enjoy connecting with family and celebrating.

1. Keep your body nourished

Overindulging can be easy during this time of year, but keep in mind that moderation is crucial to staying mindful and taking good care of yourself.

  • Don’t -- indulge in over-drinking, or stressing over things you can’t control
  • Do -- indulge in baths, nourishing foods, relaxing tea, and lots of water

2. Keep your mind nourished

No need to place undue pressure on yourself by adding something new to your wellness routine. Consistency is key, so choose one thing and try to stick with it.

  • Don’t -- focus on negatives, or be combative with people and situations beyond your control
  • Do -- get into nature, meditate, get as much sleep as possible, and exercise to dispel stress

3. Give yourself TLC

It’s natural to feel overwhelmed during the holidays, so it’s important to set up boundaries for yourself. Setting up these boundaries will allow you space to practice self-compassion and allow yourself to get that much needed tender loving care.

  • Don’t – say yes out of feeling obligated
  • Do – say yes only to the things you want to do, that you know will make you feel happy and not compromise yourself

4. Practice Remaining Present

Being centered, focused, and at peace is a practice of the mind. There are simple things you can do as a practice to find peace anywhere, at any moment in time.

  • Do -- close your eyes, focus on and feel your breath, smile, and set positive intentions.

A little bit of mindfulness this holiday season will go a long way. Remember that you are ALWAYS in control of your emotions, and therefore, whatever your intention is, you have the POWER to make it happen.

As always, even a brief call or chat with me on Keen can help you gain this power over your own mind and soul. I’m happy to work with you and make this season, and the next year your very best yet! Happy holidays!