Before we can let go, it’s worthwhile to mindfully work with our shame.
One of these shifts might be just what you need to transform this activity for you.
If something is worth creating space for in your life, it’s worth your full attention.
Mental states will usually affect whether we do our exercise, eat healthy, binge watch TV shows, drink alcohol, eat junk food, or are open-hearted (or rude) with the people we love.
Being tired can have such huge effects on us. And many people are tired much of the time, from being overworked and underslept.
If we can learn to ride the rolling uncertainty of our lives like a wave, staying open each moment to what unfolds, we can live without as much stress and anxiety, and just be present to what is happening.
Why do people have so much stuff?
Dads are goofy, dorky, uncool. And that’s how we should be.
Imagine clearing out space in your day by simplifying, letting go of the small tasks, not constantly answering messages and emails, and instead giving yourself the generous gift of focusing.
Someone recently asked me about getting frustrated when they feel overloaded, and then shutting down or lashing out.
As I’ve worked with thousands of people in changing their lives, I’ve found this is one of the most common inner narratives there is.
Why do we get stressed out, feel anxiety or feel overwhelmed?
It’s letting go of everything that you might possibly want, to give complete focus on one important thing.
Habit resilience is the ability to bounce back when things don’t go as you planned, to stay positive, to encourage yourself, to forgive yourself, to be loving and compassionate with yourself, to shake it off and start again afresh. To learn and grow from struggles.
Devoting ourselves to those we love helps us to open up to the uncertainty, to relax into it, because we allow our minds to open beyond the smallness of our self-concern.
Here’s the method, to practice if you’re feeling stress, frustration, loneliness, sadness, tiredness.