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Just give me a moment!

Updated: Apr 1, 2023

“Stress is caused by being “here” but wanting to be “there,” or being in the present but wanting to be in the future.” (Eckhart Tolle)

If you find yourself wishing for 'a moment's peace', then this post is to remind you that it is within your grasp and it is not as elusive as you may think.

That moment is now.

Given the fast pace and hectic schedules of our day-to-day lives, we are already operating with a base level of anxiety and stress. You may not even realise it, but this tendency to get sucked into the past and the future can leave us perpetually worn out and feeling out of touch with ourselves.

By focusing only on the here and now, we are unable to worry about the future, or indeed, ruminate on the past - this gifts us with a space in between, a well-deserved and frequently wished-for mental break time, a bit of headspace, a moment's peace.

Imagine if we were to practice in the same way we build on our physical fitness, in the same way that the more we practice the further we run, the more mindful moments we incorporate into our day the more calmer and more balanced we will feel.

With Spring being the season of renewal and growth, right now is the perfect time to focus on you to bring more awareness to the present moment and integrate more mindful moments into your day.

Here are some thoughts on how to be mindful this spring:

  1. Take a walk in nature: Spring is a beautiful time to get outside and enjoy the new growth and fresh air. Take a mindful walk and observe the sights, smells, and sounds around you.

  2. Practice gratitude: Spring is a time of renewal and new beginnings. Take a moment each day to reflect on the things you are grateful for and appreciate the positive changes happening in your life.

  3. Embrace change: Just as the seasons change, our lives are constantly changing as well. Rather than resisting change, practice acceptance and embrace the opportunities that come with new beginnings.

  4. Connect with others: Spring is a time of community and connection. Make an effort to reach out to loved ones and connect with others, whether it's through a phone call, a walk in the park, or a picnic in the spring sunshine.

  5. Engage in activities mindfully: Even in the activities we do daily, how often are you even aware of how your breakfast tastes or what your shower gel smells like? Take a few mindful sips of your drink, how does it taste, how does it smell, and what temperature is it? There are many activities that can help you practice mindfulness, such as yoga, meditation, or journaling. Experiment with different practices and find what works for you.

By incorporating mindfulness into your daily routine, you can bring a sense of calm and focus to your life, and cultivate that mental space and inner peace whilst appreciating the beauty and wonder of the world around you.

If you would like a little personalised support to prevent overwhelm or would like to carve out some 'me' time book an appointment. I offer a safe space for you to take a breath, explore your emotions, gain clarity, and develop strategies for moving forward. Whether you're struggling with self-esteem, self-confidence, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or simply looking for personal growth and self-improvement, I'm here to support you on your journey towards healing and well-being.

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