Do Something Sweet for Yourself: 4 of My Favorite Ways to Reconnect
Posted on 23 July 2015
It has been a crazy week here. I was beginning to think it was just me until I received an email from a friend this morning: "It's a dark moon right now... how have you been feeling? Low energy and emotional?"
Thank goodness!! I was beginning to wonder if I was going crazy.
GO FOR A LONG WALK
Walking is an amazingly powerful practice. It gets us out of our heads into our bodies, out of our house and into our community. The rhythms and patterns of walking can be powerfully meditative and the discoveries along the way (some of my favorite restaurant finds have come from long evening walks) can be enriching to our lives and happiness.
CURL UP WITH YOUR FAVORITE BOOK AND A TREAT
One of the most extravagant gifts I give myself is a long morning or afternoon break with a good book and a chocolate croissant (I am usually gluten free, so this is a big splurge!). It’s a beautiful way to find some quiet and introspection in a world that is so often required to entertain us.
RELISH A BEAUTIFUL SUNSET
Sunsets have always been a powerful experience for me. There is something in sitting still and watching the world around me transition that reminds me of my own smallness and insignificance – not in a negative, disempowering way – but in a “I can’t believe I am part of something so much bigger than myself” kind of way.
ALLOW YOURSELF TO LINGER
So often we feel like if we aren’t moving forward, we are wasting our time or energy. But is that really true? Some of my most powerful moments and realizations have come in a space of stillness. On those days when you need some reconnection, some introspection, why not linger in savasana or viparita karani (legs up the wall)? Why not take a moment to sit and watch the world go by? When we pause, we invite. When we invite, beautiful things can come our way.
Wishing you a beautiful and lazy weekend.