One belief is that fueling the soul are long arduous tasks that require countless minutes for meditation or silent time. Although beneficial, there are simple and easy-to-do methods that you can do everyday.
Connect to the Breath
Nothing is more powerful than oxygen flow into the body. You can connect to your breath at your desk, in your car or when in nature. A powerful method is to inhale for five seconds and exhale for five seconds. Deep breathing relaxes the body and calms the mind.
Take a Walk Outside
Can you take fifteen minutes to walk outside? Combining movement, nature and oxygen flow you will cleanse the soul from any arduous responsibilities. If getting lost on a trail is not your thing, why not sit outside and read a book. Get lost in the pages, how relaxing is that?
Listen to Something Positive
YouTube is full of soul-searching videos that fire the spirit up for the day. Whenever I need a spiritual pep-step I turn to some of my favorite YouTube stations to remind myself how my mind and my thoughts are a powerful tool. It makes me feel that I can complete anything.
Write a Journal
Writing is one of the most powerful tools and gifts we have as humans. Whether you want to write about your thoughts or write positive quotes writing is a magnetic tool to release our inner thoughts, worries, dreams and demons. A year into writing Finding Om, I stumbled upon my travel journal from when I lived in Surfer’s Paradise, Australia in 2005. I looked back at all the wonderful memories but also my emotional state. I was a mess and obsessed over body image, diet and exercise to an unhealthy place. I knew it was a perfect addition to my book because real people can relate to real-world problems. Reading it eight to ten years later makes me realize how far I’ve come on my life journey to health, happiness and spirituality.
Do Something You Love
What do you love? I hear many people say, “If I only had time for arts and crafts I would be happy as I loved doing it.” Well, what can you do to incorporate it? If you take an honest look (without judgment) and realize how much time you spend online, watching TV and staring at your cell phone you probably have more time than you think. You just prioritize your time different.
We are all programmed creatures who soak in thoughts, habits and beliefs from our childhood, parents and society. If you are in a continuous negative pattern or desire a change – think differently. This takes time, but even changing the way you think about a situation – or how you react – is the best method to snowball a more positive mind.
Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com