Sometimes things happen to us that unsettle us and deprive us of strength. Or maybe the daily routine and work stress exhaust us.
In any case, there is a period when we need to stop the drain of energy and restore its normal level in order to continue to be happy, calm and able to create, go to our dreams or just find our own path.
What to do in such cases?
It didn’t take long for me to become that smart, of course. As, in fact, everything in our life, the realization of the importance of not wasting money came to me exactly when it was “no longer possible” to live like this.
The best part of our breakthroughs, I’ve noticed, is when a sudden insight comes.
For example, you saw a person whom you loved and considered close, as he really is, and a little deaf from the crack of a torn template.
Or your body ran out of resources, and he decided that you need to live separately. In any case, the time has come, and time has taken its toll.
What really helps is in the midst of endless chaos to create islands of peace and migrate from one to another during the day.
• Ritualize it •
Let a morning cup of coffee or tea, a walk in the park after a working day, an evening shower before bed become a simple ritual.
Let every action and step be familiar and intimate. There is no boredom in this repetition of them – only energy savings and help in focusing before a long day or relaxing after a long day of work.
• Meditate it •
It’s amazing how much you can see (and think about) when you realize how you make tea.
Creating small rituals throughout the day is not enough. It is important to give this time all the attention you have at this moment.
When making tea – make tea, and do not quarrel in your head with your boss or do not build a project promotion plan in your head. Watch the water boil, listen to its whisper.
Concentrate on how smooth the cup is in your hands, how warm it becomes from fresh boiling water. How herbs swollen with water smell. What an aftertaste on the first sip.
The world will not die in five minutes that you contemplate tea. But you will get over it.
As practice shows, our energy is not spent on global affairs and accomplishments, conquering the world or fighting the elements of work, because any victory is in itself a source of new strength.
We lose it through millions of cracks in our lives, small and insignificant to pay attention to: a mess at home, an excess of meaningless things that the eye constantly clings to, empty talk, fussiness of thought, a weakened body, food on the go, “I don’t have time to take care of yourself” and much, much more.