Mind health is THE most important thing for our overall wellbeing. Its true, right? Think about it. If your mind is in good stead you can deal with almost anything, you thrive, you live with passion and you have confidence that no matter what life throws your way, you’ve totally got this!
Now, that doesn’t mean that we don’t get sad or that s**t doesn’t happen and sometimes we just need a little happiness booster to get us back on track.
I’m aware that what may work for me may not work for someone else, so the message is to keep trying until you find something that will suit your needs and perk you back up to a position of positive wellbeing and spirit.
So, what do I do when I’ve reached a cross-road and need some direction or could do with some healing?
Below I’ve listed 5 basic ways that have helped to lift my spirit and with practice will also help yours:
Meditation! Meditation is one of the greatest self-healing tools available and costs nothing except a little of your time! There are many meditation techniques out there, find one that suits you and begin.
By putting some meditation music on and spending time in quiet contemplation it can soothe your soul and reconnect you with the highest aspect of yourself.
Aromatherapy and Essential Oils. Rebalance and rejuvenate your spirit through blending a selection of essential oils together in an aromatherapy oil burner. I’ve found the following blend works extremely well when there’s a need for nurturing, support and healing:
Approximately an hour before retiring to bed place a few drops of the following in an aromatherapy oil burner with some water (for safety’s sake, extinguish the flame before lights are turned off for the night):
The smell is divine! I use this one every now and again and not only sleep like a baby, but anxiety and stress disappears and feels like the weight of the world has lifted from my shoulders by the following morning.
Breathe! Stand with feet a shoulder-length apart. Take 3 slow and deep breaths using the diaphragm muscles. Breathe in through the nose and breathe out through slightly parted lips. As you do these imagine you’re inhaling your personal power, filling every cell in your body, from your diaphragm up to the top of your head.
Be your personal power and notice how much taller, straighter and stronger you become. Repeat the steps above.
Be in the Present Moment. Take a few deep breaths and focus totally on this moment, right now. If you’re reading a book or magazine, or even this article, totally focus on the words and take in their meaning. There is only you and this article now in the present moment.
If you’re in the workplace, focus totally on the task at hand, and only this task, and what you must do in order to complete it. Nothing else matters except you and the task at hand.
Set an intention. When I’m on the lookout for something new and useful for me, I set my intention on what it is I’m after.
For example, I may want to find a book that will give me answers in regard to directing me to another healing modality or skill. I then meditate on this intention, give it a timeframe then open my heart to it. Lo and behold I will have a book in my hand in no time at all! I love the power of intention – I also use it for getting a parking space when I go shopping!
I still do sadness and unhappiness well (I’m still human) though neither lasts long whereas in the past it would last many days sometimes weeks. What lasts much longer is a peaceful state. When using the 5 points above, my spirit lifts and life once again becomes more peaceful and joyful.