Some days I look around my place and I can't breathe. Then I realize I have to do a fast decluttering around me. As I get older, I want to get rid of things, not buy more stuff, which makes it easy to stay no thanks when I see something I want to buy. Well, I just bought some exercise equipment, so maybe I am not doing that great yet.
Here are some tips on how to stay grounded:
-Go for a walk in nature. This one sounds obvious, but it helps clear your head and get back into the moment. You'll also get plenty of endorphins from exercising outside, which makes for a happy body and mind!
-As I mentioned: Get rid of clutter. Clutter has been shown to make you feel overwhelmed and stressed out, leading you down a dangerous path toward anxiety or depression. By getting rid of physical clutter (and maybe even emotional clutter), you'll free up space in your home—and even your mind—to be more calm and relaxed.
-Meditate! I am doing walking meditations several days per week. Walking in meditation involves more than just leisurely strolling. This exercise is about being conscious of your body and the physical sensations as you move, keeping in mind that you are practicing being as mindful as possible. Our bodies and minds are firmly anchored in the present while our eyes are open.
Take note of your thoughts and moods and the many bodily sensations that arise as you walk. Take note of these mental happenings and return to the practice of walking. No need to compile a list, analyze, accept, or reject anything. When you walk, try not to be stiff or mechanical. Go with the flow; just stroll naturally, with an open heart.
My name is Annica Johansson and I am an Art Life Coach, Certified Sound Healer and Artist. I am writing about personal development, daily musings, spirituality and depicting mother nature's amazing beauty. Welcome!