Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Calm Your Spirit
Give yourself permission to enjoy your life. Stop and smell the roses.
Your spirit is calm when you believe in yourself – when you love yourself and know that you are following your path. A calm spirit means that you’re at peace with yourself – and you’re at peace
with those around you.
There are many ways to calm your spirit like meditation, yoga, journaling, taking a walk by yourself or finding a quiet place to pray. Any of these activities requires you to set aside some sacred time for yourself. If you think you don’t have time for this because your schedule is full and you can’t possibly squeeze in another activity, my response is that you can’t possibly NOT squeeze in time for this.
The truth of the matter is that we all have the same 24 hours every day – no more and no less. So it’s not really about how much time you have – it’s about how you set your priorities. You need to make your life a priority. Make time now to care for yourself – or take time later when the stress of your neglect takes its toll in the form of depression, high blood pressure, heart disease and all the other stress-related things that can happen to your body.
Learn to calm your spirit and find peace within yourself.
* For one week, keep track of everything you do each day from the time you wake up until you go to
* Highlight the activities that renew your spirit. How much time did you spend on these activities?
* Did you take time for yourself every day?
* If not, examine your daily schedule and find places where you are doing non-essential activities.
Substitute an activity that calms your spirit. Your goal is to carve out one hour everyday that is
your sacred time.
I'd love to know what you do to take time for yourself. How do you reward yourself and renew your spirit? You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will use your suggestions in a future It's All In Your Head post.
Excerpted from my CD "10 Keys To Emotional Freedom"