Before this awful thing came into our lives, not many people took the time to do such things as baking a cake, doing the garden, or rearranging their homes, as they were chores and we believed we didn’t have that precious thing called time.
Many people had gone from a usual telephone chat to text, then on to just sending a message on fb to keep in touch. Yet now people are picking up the phone and actually talking to each other and I for one love that part of it. I love that people aren’t too busy to contact each other to see if they need anything, or videoing each so we can see the expressions as we speak, instead of deciphering what a text means.
Maybe let’s start looking at this from a different angle and not think of it as being told we can’t go out, but rather that we’re on a retreat into the self. Learn how to do relaxation techniques, how to bake, how to sew, or do some DIY. Use this time for positive rather than negative, as remember, we are energy first and the vibration we send out is attracting more of the same back in (more on vibration in the next blog).
In one of the sections of The Me Programme workshop I ask them about time. I give them a chart to colour in with 168 sections. This is divided into 7 x 24 hours. They fill one colour for sleep, one for work, one for play and so on. The biggest realisation in any of the groups I’ve taught over the years, is the huge amount of time spent at work (for those who work) and how little they relax. Another big realisation for those not working is the time ‘wasted’ (it’s what they say) watching tv, or gaming on the computer and many have changed their lifestyle after doing this exercise. You can do this now and it’ll be interesting to do one for a usual week before this hit us and one for how you’re spending time now.
Also with the programme you must be willing to dedicate at least 25 minutes a day to well-being. That’s only 175 minutes a week = not even 3 hours out of the 168! So I thought I’d include some of the programme here for you and hope it helps you through this.
MORNING: Try to start the day with a good stretch, as this gets the energy flowing. Then sit for five minutes with eyes closed and just imagine bringing in white light from about the head. Let this light surround you, in sort of a bubble. This is your space.
LUNCHTIME: do a 5-minute meditation, or just massage your ears for a few moments. This gets the energy flowing throughout the body and maybe ‘pull yourself together’. This simply means bringing your energy back into that bubble. This can also be done at any time you’re feeling ‘scattered’.
EVENING: If you’re a shower person: while standing in the shower picture the water as light going through your system and clearing all the days’ dross and going down the drain. For a bath person: add a handful of salt (sea salt if have it) to the water and if you have them, a couple of quartz crystals too, as they charge the water. After the bath/shower massage your hands and/or feet for few minutes.
Before bed write a few lines on what you’re grateful for. I know it may seem difficult right now, but I for one are grateful for my family and friends. Plus, that the nights are lighter and the suns starting to come out. That I can sit in my garden and listen to the birds or enjoy the peace that’s taken over from the noise of busy traffic.
Remember too that Relaxation & Meditation is important as it brings calm to the body, it lowers blood pressure, and it feels good when we’ve done it. And lastly, a great way to keep yourself in a positive frame of mind is to laugh daily, as it can have a significant effect on your health and the benefits of a real good belly-laugh are well documented.
Change is happening either way and how we deal with it depends on our mindsets. There are plenty of videos on keeping your mental health in good state and also how to meditate. I’ll attempt to put up inspirational messages and also, we (Inward-Bound) have put up some helpful videos on how to relax. Check out www.inward-bound.co.uk
So, be wise and stay safe. Keep in touch with a comment maybe and hopefully it won’t be too long before we’re back in class xx