Connect with yourself, it would make you feel better. You’ve probably heard this statement a zillion times, but have you ever stopped and thought about how and why you can connect with yourself? Connecting with yourself is something that you should be aware of and must be doing on a daily basis.
What does it mean to be connected with yourself? Being connected is all about feeling compassionate, loved and capable. It is a sense of knowing yourself and accepting you as how you are. It is so easy to get disconnected and get sucked into the world of fitting in, but it takes a whole lot of effort to be true to yourself.
Don’t judge yourself for being disconnected with yourself, instead focus on ways that you can connect with yourself. Ask yourself what does connection mean to you? I pass through these phases of not being connected very often and these 6 ways help me keep grounded and work in magical ways for me. are magical for me. Make 2017 different by giving yourself time and space to discover your inner self.
6 ways to connect with yourself in 2017
Start with the thought that you are not going to get upset over periods of being disconnected, instead you are going to focus on ways to connect with yourself. Try these simple, yet effective ways that can help you feel happy and grounded.
This is one of the best ways to connect with yourself. Focusing on the breathing, allow the light to enter your body and ask it to cleanse you. When I started meditating, the only thing that I had in mind was the zillion to-do lists and waiting impatiently for the timer to go off so that I could get back to work. It’s taken me more than a year to get into the groove. I still have moments of the check lists looming in the mind, but I work consciously towards telling them to stop for a while so that I can focus on myself. Choose a quiet place in your home and light some candles or use some essential oils to calm yourself. Do not allow yourself to judge your thoughts, instead just let it flow.
Give yourself a massage
Chuck the spa and give yourself a body massage. Pamper your body with a massage at least twice a week. I have been doing this for the past 3 months and I love the 15 minutes I give to myself. Letting the warm oil soak my body and pampering it gives me a sense of happiness, comfort and helps me release my stress. What is more important is that you are taking out time to nourish your body when you massage yourself. Look up this post on how to do a self-massage the Ayurvedic way.
Do you know it takes roughly 30 days of constant practicing to help you form a habit? Whatever mode you choose, whatever option you choose for yourself, give yourself time to make it a habit. Even if it is something as simple as looking at yourself in the mirror and telling that you love yourself. Look at yourself in the eye and mean every word you say. I have been reading these series of books from Hal Elrod, the author of Miracle Mornings. You can buy a hard copy or purchase one for your kindle. They are brilliant and talk about how you can form habits for yourself that make you plan your day more constructively.
Disconnect from technology
This year I have planned to go digital free once a week. Needless to say its going to be a Sunday, a day when I am more or less switched off from work. But yes, once in a while I do give in to the wi-fi connection and quickly check in mails. Did you ever realise that many a times when you are feeling too disconnected, it is probably because you are too connected to technology? Yes, stop succumbing to the one last check on what everyone is up to on Facebook or refreshing the inbox. If starting with once a week is daunting for you, try disconnecting from the wi-fi world when you are asleep. Take that plunge and see how it helps!
Spend time in nature
Even if you are not the nature person, try connecting yourself with the nature. A long walk in the park, a run or just get your fingers green by planting something in your garden. Grow a veggie patch or some of your favourite flowers. Being connected with the nature helps you feel grounded. There is something comforting about being in the nature, inhaling those natural fragrances, connecting with the earth and growing things.
Journal your thoughts
My mind can be a complete mess at times. With so many thoughts running helter skelter it sometimes is a wonder how I manage to get things done. That is when I journal. What can you journal? Affirmations, list your gratitude or anything that you are thankful for. Look up these beautiful books by Louise L Hay, she has some really powerful affirmations written down that can help you in various ways of your life. If you are someone who likes to set up life and biz goals, then look up these workbooks from Leonie Dawson that can help you plan your life and work beautifully.
Try free writing your thoughts and let go of things that no longer serves a purpose, you will be amazed to see how liberating it is. Don’t aim at perfect writing, just write what comes to your mind. List at least 5 things that make you happy and you are grateful for everyday. It will give you a sense of connect with yourself and you will begin to notice more positive things in your life. Do you practice gratitude on a daily basis? If yes, share with me what are the things that you are most grateful about.
What are some of your habits or tools that help you connect with yourself? Leave a comment and let me know! I’ll take the best tips to create some fab social media posts to spread the love around!
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