We are halfway through our #40DaysOfSelfCare adventure! It’s a perfect time to pause and share tip #20 of REJUVENATE.
This past week has been absolutely wild and whacky. I started a new part-time job, had a small situation come up with a family member, didn’t have time for an ocean swim, and got bit by what I think was the only chigger in Santa Barbara County.
At the end of each workday, my mind throbbed from sensory overload. It would have been the perfect time to surrender to Netflix and retreat into disparity. And yet, experience reminded me of the power of meditation. So, I lovingly chose to do 5-10 minutes of heart centered breath meditation each evening.
Meditation is pausing to align with clarity & intention.
Meditation rejuvenates the mind and senses, by aligning me with my higher power. Scientifically speaking, during heart centered breath meditation the brain and heart release the stress reducing hormones of serotonin, melatonin and oxytocin. This allows me to manage stress and make choices from a place of clarity, versus disparity.
Practicing daily meditation helps me let go of unrealistic expectations that either others or I put on myself. Stress naturally dissolves when I turn my attention from my mind and center my focus at my heart. After a few minutes of heart centered breath meditation, I feel my career and personal life flow with greater ease and blossom with new vitality and creativity.
And I must confess, I watched a few episodes of “Call the Midwife” on Netflix this week. After my short evening meditations, my creative energy rebounded like Bill Lambier and I wrote my daily articles with joy and ease.
Today’s Self-Care Adventure: Even five minutes of daily meditation nourishes the body, rejuvenates the mind, and fills the heart. Take a moment today to close your eyes, align with the steady rhythm of your heart, and breathe slow and deep until you feel your body and mind return to a state of ease. Curious to go on a personal meditation adventure? Click here to print a meditation card that has five easy and effective tips to help start a daily meditation practice.