How do you bring yourself back to center?
Have you noticed when you have too many things going in your life that you become off-centered? Your thoughts are completely scattered and not only are your thoughts going in too many different directions you are physically all over the place.
When we spread our self to thin it affects us both mentally and physically. You may notice you have more anxiety and have a harder time breathing. Being off centered also plays havoc with your memory. You may also be off balanced with your emotions and react through your triggers more easily.
Our minds usually get to a saturation point when we are too busy, when we put too much on our plates. This causes a very scattered feeling of disconnect and will cause us to become paralyzed or ineffective with what we’re doing.
It’s critical to be able to recognize when we are running around like a chicken with its head chopped off, totally overwhelmed with life. If we don’t recognize what’s going on, our physical body can take a toll. We may stop sleeping, have headaches more frequently and have more fatigue.
Recognizing this in ourselves and bringing our self back into balance either through breathing techniques, meditation or one of my favorites holding our frantic inner child and asking her what’s going on is so important. Whatever process you do it’s important to recognize your behavior and to slow down, take some time to regroup and then move forward in a more conscious way.
I have noticed that when I am moving through my day unconsciously and frantically, that accidents seem to happen more frequently. Because I am not conscious I might knock things down, forget to do important tasks, but most importantly it really affects how I feel physically.
When I catch myself in this mode I immediately stop what I’m doing take a couple of deep breathes, relax my body and regroup. What do you do?
If you want to look at bringing yourself back into your center in a more conscious way, check out my retreats. The individual intensive, the couples retreat, or the mother-daughter retreat, you will learn about yourself and how to clean up your past so you can move through this life with love and passion.