Are you stressed about things that you feel are beyond your control?
Often, in our busy lives, we feel that everything is getting faster and faster. We’re running just to keep up with ourselves and nothing really seems to get done.
We know that life can be seen as a string of experiences, but nowadays it can seem like we have way too many experiences in one day!
What can we do to just stop and breathe, relax and simply experience where we are?
Stepping out of life for just a few minutes can help. Finding a quiet space, sitting still, breathing deeply for a few moments can all slow the carousel of life and allow us to take stock of what has been going on around us.
A simple thing we can do is write down in the morning what our intention is for the day ahead. What do we want to achieve? What do we want to have experienced by the end of the day when we get back in to bed? Where can we fit that achievement or experience in during our busy day? Will we agree to give ourselves that moment, when the time comes?
Only we can make time for ourselves. And when we do, one of the things we can consider is what is actually beyond our control? And then release that, because we cannot fix what is beyond our control so stressing about it achieves no useful purpose. But focusing on what we CAN control, like setting aside time for ourselves to relax and breathe deeply, can help us immensely.