Catchy title, huh? Well, in this total make-over month, I wanted to re-vamp my practice, to better serve and help you. Part of this business re-vamp has been focused on defining new and unique ways to help you SOAR! This IS personal growth redefined.
The focus of our creative technique of this first #FancyFriday is self-care as an every day tool to boost self-empowerment and self-love. You might say… oh, I have that covered! Do you? Perhaps you run all day long, and even your exercise and self-care routine are embedded into your schedule and you do them every day. Like shave on the run, apply make-up on the run and storm out of your house…
Well, I’ve got news for you, that doesn’t sound much as a self-care technique. Think of self-care as a day at a spa… YES at a SPA. Are you running while you’re there? What is the sound in your surroundings, the smells, the textures and even the liquids you’re drinking? Our invitation for you today is to practice a Spa-like environment via mindfulness every day for at least 20 minutes. I know, I know you’re thinking 20 minutes?! Installing that kind of environment ALONE will take me 20 minutes or more! And that’s the trick, mindfulness can get you in that spa mood in seconds.
What you will need, is some meditation music and/or silence, your favorite scented oil, if you prefer or are a beginner in meditation or mindfulness, a candle and 2 – 5 minutes. Mindfulness is about appreciating the here and now with no other focus. The tools described in the previous lines are meant to help you. Once you’re an expert, you can have your instant spa without those… Have your favorite scented oil handy, place a few drops on your hands and rub them. Now open your hands in front of your nose and inhale deeply 3 times… If you have any thoughts say hi thought, and let them go. Turn on the meditation music, and light the candle… look at the flame of the candle as you focus on your breathing. You can do this for 2 minutes 10 times per day, 5 minutes four times per day, or 10 minutes twice per day… Whichever you pick, it’s the trick to practice winding down into being in the here and now, often, enjoying life.
I hope you enjoy the benefits of being mindful which will boost your peace, focus, and power o intention.