A busy life often equals a very busy mind, this can be disruptive, especially when what you really need is clarity.

Sometimes it’s very difficult to find space for creativity and inspiration to flourish. The best gift you can give yourself is time and space away from the business of life and its distractions. Easier said than done, right?!

 STILLING THE MIND

As well as focused daydreaming, you can try this exercise. The challenge…..find between 10-15 minutes every day to do nothing! Sit in a comfortable space, preferably at home and just be quiet and still. Set your phone alarm and then put your phone on silent. If it feels comfortable, try taking slower deeper, rhythmic breaths. You can listen to some meditation music, if you especially like, there is an abundance of choice on YouTube.

From a physiological point of view, your subconscious mind always knows the answer, all you have to do is give it space and permission to present the answer to your conscious mind. Why? Because the conscious mind doesn’t always want to hear the right answer, so we become conditioned not to look for answers to big problems (in all aspects of our life). Your conscious mind thinks it is protecting you because, quite simply, it believes ‘you can’t handle the truth’. So, by asking your subconscious to help you out, in a relaxed ‘no pressure’ kind of way, you will always find solutions to problems. You may not like the answer, but it will be the best solution available to you at that time.

By giving yourself the gift to silence for a few minutes every day will over time, create calm, clarity and peace of mind, in turn, this allows you to tune in and listen to your instincts and inner voice, which often gets lost because of all the noise. You will then become instinctively more comfortable with listening internally for answers.

If you want some help with this, try the app ‘headspace’ guided meditation. It’s only 10 minutes every day and is a great introduction, giving practical guidance to one-step meditation.

Go ahead, do yourself a favour and find some quite time.

 

REFERENCES

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20160909-why-you-feel-busy-all-the-time-when-youre-actually-not

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-8171/5-benefits-of-a-10minute-meditation-practice

http://www.mydomaine.com/health-benefits-of-ten-minute-meditation

https://tinybuddha.com/blog/benefits-meditation-10-minutes-peace-clarity-focus/

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