Over the past few months, I have been going through some issues within myself and have lost my sense of purpose. I have found that my motivation has disappeared and have no passion to do anything. Which I feel many of you can relate too and it is very difficult to know exactly who to go to and what to do, to get out of this rut.
However over the past month I have managed to get myself together, even though I still get the odd bad day or moment, I have discovered and researched some techniques to help myself and I would like to share these tools with you, as I feel that they are very important and we should all incorporate these techniques into our daily lives, in order to stay happy, mindful and fulfilled…but most importantly to feel self-love and gratitude.
So below you will find all of the tools that I would most certainly recommend to all of you to use as part of a daily routine…
I feel that meditation is a key to happiness and helps train your mind to stay calm, worry less and helps those of us who perhaps get stressed or anxious. When doing my daily meditation session, I use 108 mallah beads and for each bead, I repeat my own personal mantra. For example; “today I will have positive thoughts” etc, etc. But you can create a mantra of your own which helps you. Eventually, by repeating this mantra every day, it will train your brain to think in this way.
Reading self-help books:
I have bought many self-help books recently, however, I have still turned back to one of the best; ‘The Secret’ by Rhonda Byrne. However, reading as a whole is a very important part of relaxing and a time where we can escape. Even reading a magazine, I find helps me wind down.
Early morning walks are definitely the best, whether it is raining or the sun is shining. There is no excuse. Going for a walk is a great way to think and be mindful. So I suggest that the next morning you have free, wake up early, don’t bother making yourself look amazing or eating breakfast, just wake up and go, before the world begins to wake up. When you’re on this walk, take notice of every little detail. Whether it be the crashing of the waves, the singing of the birds, the shape of something you can see or noticing something you’ve never taken the time to observe before. By doing this, you are being mindful…yes! It really is that simple!
Create your own safe place:
Having your own safe place is very important. This place is where you go to take time out and escape the world. My safe place is my room, where I have made it cosy and warm. When you’re in your safe place, you do two of the important tools that I have suggested above; meditation and reading.
Deep breaths are something we all get told to do and perhaps we get tired of hearing it. However, through doing it myself, I have learned that it is very important to do and you should incorporate it into your meditation sessions, by doing it before, in order to relax your mind and body. Or if you’re like me and are having a bad moment, then breathe in for 4 seconds, hold it for 7 seconds and breathe out for 8 seconds.
So these are my 5 most important tools to self-happiness, stop anxiousness and worry. Now it’s your turn to put these techniques to the test.