What do you LOVE to do to just Be?
Sometimes we get so caught up and absorbed with the busyness of life that we forget what it's like to just be. What do you LOVE to do that helps you to connect to you amongst all the doing?
How can we Be when we are so Busy Doing?
Even when we are busy we can pause, take a breath and notice. It's that simple and something we can do throughout the day, yet often forget. Pause and try it now. What's that like?
Take a Walk on the Wildside
How about just taking a walk in nature, put on shoes, open door and walk. It's also great to stop and take photos, sketch or simply pause and notice what's growing closeby, so remember to look down too. It's the Surrey Wildlife Trust's #30dayswild challenge in June. We've ordered our family pack. It's is a great way to also slow down, notice nature and get connected to self and BE
A Free Happy Hour Cocktail
Today why not enjoy a free cocktail of endorphins, serotonin and dopamine by simply reflecting on what you appreciate?
It's that simple, just allow yourself to appreciate. Maybe start off with the little things, ideas might include:
Just start to bring awareness to appreciation.
And it can be done in the nooks and crannies of a busy day too. A 3 minute pause and reflection on appreciation can make a massive difference to energy and productivity. It can be expressed out loud, kept in thoughts, written down, maybe even collaged, drawn, doodled or painted.
It's all about the upward spiral, even if we aren't able to state what we appreciate, just thinking about it releases this mix of happy hormones for health and happiness.
Recently, in a class I was teaching, we explored a lot of relaxation and reflection with the children. In just a few days, we noticed a considerable change in them. They were calmer, more focused, responsive and peaceful, and because we practised alongside them the adults were too, it's a positive mix.
If your cocktail needs a top up, maybe simply put your hand to your heart, pause, breathe, and notice again the sensation of appreciation.
'What a Good Place To BE' HouseMartins, Happy Hour.