Busyness is overrated! Stop the glorification of busy!
“You can’t pour from an empty cup”
I posted this on my FB page recently as a reminder to that we all need to attend to our own energy reserves regularly. In my psychotherapy practice I work with many clients who are so busy taking care of others that they totally ignore their own need to be restored. In fact most do not even recognize when they are not practicing good self care.
Are you curious about meditation/mindfulness? Have you wanted to meditate but didn’t know where to start? Meditation is easy if you are taught correctly! As a meditation coach the most common questions I hear are…Do I have to wear certain clothes or change my religion? Most religious traditions include some form of meditation) I can’t sit cross-legged on the floor…can I still meditate? You want me to empty my mind? My mind won’t stop wandering; I won’t be able to do this….
Here’s the simple run down. Meditation is an ancient practice designed to relax your body and mind.
Why a Meditation Group is the Best Self Help Group You Can Attend
If you have an issue and you want to get some help from said issue, you can find a Self Help group for anything that you can imagine. Group experiences are not limited to those suffering from addiction. There are groups for Depression, over-eating, Fibromyalgia, Bi-Polar Disorder, Cancer, amputees, grief and on and on. I have such gratitude for these groups and the work they do. I often recommend them for clients in my psychotherapy practice.
But today I want to talk about another kind of self help. The self help that we all need to restore our energy, comfort ourselves and manage all the external stressors without being exhausted by our own efforts....see more
Each year we feel compelled to make a New Year’s Resolution. Most of us pick an obvious goal… a healthier habit, to stop smoking or lose weight, stop and smell the roses; make more money blah… blah… blah. Been there, done that.
Of course you know why we repeatedly choose these same items year after year right?
There is an old Zen adage...
You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes a day. Unless you are too busy.
Then you should sit for an hour.
Meditation only works if you do it! Don’t give up! We all get caught up in the magic and stress associated with the holiday season. Our thoughts are naturally directed towards others, after all this is the focus of the season. We are often so busy with thinking about what we can do, should do and want to do for others that we lose sight of our responsibility to ourselves.