As the world keeps changing and restrictions get lifted, we find ourselves adjusting our work habits, lifestyle and daily routines. Somewhere in all the changes, it is easy forget who we are, what matters to us, and what we want in life. We may find ourselves so focused on surviving the chaos that we forget ourselves amidst this.
Who are you now in this new world? It is a good time to check in with yourself and see if your dreams, desires, and plans you have for your future have changed, and if the path you are on needs to be reevaluated.
Take a ten-minute mental walk and check in. Ask yourself:
- What do I want to do?
- What do I want to have?
- Where do I want to go?
- Who do I want to spend more time with?
- What do I want to learn?
- What needs to change for me?
Are you still stuck in negative thinking and limitations, or are you fully embracing this new space and the possibility that is waiting for you to claim?
It is so easy to get into the habit of saying, “Not for me, not right now”. This leads to us placing unconscious limits on ourselves for things we can do right now. It also becomes a mindset of saying no first without really considering if something is possible.
If the past two and a half years have taught us anything, it is that right now is all we can count on. Live in the present moment and create joy each day, in each moment. Step into the “now” by choosing to focus on this moment only. When we can narrow our focus to the moment, and then the next moment, life becomes a series of small moments carrying us through the day. It feels more manageable, and we feel more in control.
If, at this moment, you find yourself feeling down, you can consciously choose the next moment to make yourself feel just a little better – whether it is through prayer, a mantra, listening to your favorite guru, listening to music, taking a walk, or practicing meditation or deep breathing. Yes, most of us won’t feel continuously joyful throughout the day, but if we can strive to make each segment of the day a little better than the last, we can raise our vibration and shift how our world feels for us.
Remember the most important person in your life – YOU. Get to know the beautiful Soul you are with the same care and conviction that you would a new friend. Take time to listen to your thoughts, examine your deepest wishes, and get to know who you are right now at this time in our world.
What have you discovered about yourself from taking a mental walk?