In our day and age, in this busy, chaotic and face paced world, it’s so easy to get caught up in our day-to-day lives. So easy to lose ourselves, and so easy to feel scattered or disconnected. It’s extremely important to practice awareness and mindfulness daily and reconnect within, in order to be our best physically, emotionally, and creatively. These are 5 things I do when I need to reconnect back with myself and quiet my mind.
1. Physical Expression
Walking, writing, dancing, painting, playing music, running, swimming- whatever it is that you love doing, do! When I’m feeling lost, or if my mind feels scattered I love writing, taking a walk outside or doing yoga. Letting my mind and thoughts surrender, and becoming completely absorbed through these acts of physical expression. It helps me to feel at peace with mind, helps release any negative or stagnant thoughts that are no longer serving me, and reconnects me creatively.
I get so absorbed in whichever book I’m reading, and am always left feeling so inspired + refreshed when I put it down. Reading is a super easy way to center yourself and help reinspire you in a creative way. Gaining knowledge from another persons point of view is so invigorating… to get out of your own head, your own thoughts, and dive into someone else’s. The next time your mind is all over the place, or if your feeling disconnected creatively, pick up a book. You won’t regret it.
3. Spending Time In Nature
Go outside and immerse yourself completely in nature- with no cell phone, no shoes on, no distractions.. just you, your mind, your body, your breath. This is such an easy and awe inspiring way to come back to yourself. Soak up all the love and positive energy this beautiful world has to offer. Take deep fresh breaths of pure air, close your eyes and feel the lush earth beneath you. Everything is in your control in this moment. Your mind will be as quiet as you let it. When you go back inside you will feel like a completely new person. You will feel replenished, invigorated and completely at peace. It’s extremely important to spend time in nature, and get away from all the distractions this world has to offer us.
No ohm’s or sage smudging here, just good old fashioned breathing. Attention to your breath is one of the easiest ways to bring calmness to your mind and reconnect within. Bringing attention inward, and connecting back with you own body. If your ever feeling scattered-brained, or detached, focusing on your own breath is one of the simplest things you can do anywhere, at any time to help bring stillness and refreshen your mind.
5. Quality Time With Yourself
As humans, we naturally like to be surrounded by other beings. This sense of connectivenes and sharing our space is something we thrive on. And is something that can be very positive and beneficial to our lives. But it’s also very important to spend time alone. It’s easy to lose ourselves in other people, so if your feeling disconnected, try spending some quality time with yourself. Go to the beach, hangout in a park, take yourself out to dinner, or have a fun weekend trip alone! I love spending time alone, as it helps me to really feel centered.