RECONNECT, REBALANCE AND RESTORE
Updated: Oct 16
If you’re feeling like it’s all a lot right now, you should know you’re not alone. Unless, of course, you are. And even then, rest assured you’re not alone. Not in this. We’re all in this, together.
And to be sure, there’s a certain comfort found in knowing that we’re all in this together. Still, it can be hard to find and maintain our equilibrium. With the 24 hour news cycle and the mandatory precautions requiring diligence for what used to be simple tasks and errands.
We are, as the saying goes, living in interesting times. And still, in the midst of this, in the eye of the storm, each of us has an inner world, a personal realm, that is not dictated by the larger, exterior world. Within ourselves, creating the narrative and choosing the intention will color our experience and may light our path.
The world may be maddening, but ours need not be. We each have the power to choose who we will be and what we will stand for in the face of whatever comes.
We can, for example, choose to be generous with our abilities, with our listening, with our resources. We can choose to be compassionate with others, and also with ourselves. We can choose to be of service.
We can choose to see beauty. Spring is brimming with blossoms. Whether through an open window or during a brief foray outside, we can choose to notice the buds and flowers, the clearer skies, the spaces usually filled or passed by without awareness.
We get to create our days, perhaps as never before.
And just how do we do this? We’re glad you asked!
3 Easy Ways to Reconnect, Rebalance, & Restore
Have a daily check in with yourself.
How are you? Ok, now how are you really? Let it bubble up. It may take a few minutes. It may catch you unawares. Let it wash over you. You may want to do this with a friend or other loved one, each taking a turn to share and to listen.
Avoid the temptation to try to fix anything. Just let it be as it is. So often, in our rush to solve or avoid uncomfortable emotions, we cover them with a veneer of fine-ness. The more you peel back the veneer, the more connected, centered, and grounded you’ll feel.
Don’t forget to move!
Moving your body is the EZ Pass, express lane, totally free and always available shortcut to shifting gears. Feeling stuck, tired, stressed, bored, anxious? Try moving some oxygen around (5 - 10 slow, deep breaths ought to do it). Perhaps take advantage of the many meditation classes offered by bestill.me. Or have yourself your very own Dance Off. Truly, any change in your posture can make a profound difference in your mental state.
Feed your heart.
This may look like gratitude journaling. Or video calling with loved ones. Or intently watching the sunset slide from one hue to the next. Or playing a piece of music that raises the hair on your arms.
Checking in with yourself. Move your body. Feed your heart.
And remember, we are here for you. We appreciate you. And we will get through this, together.
Written by Ellen Gross, Freelance Writer