It is NEVER quiet between your ears. You feel like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders, not being able to think in peace just adds to the feeling of burden, stress and achy shoulders. Frankly, you feel lost and alone.
Everything feels like it has spiraled out of your control. You feel lost, like an island and no one else understands how you are feeling.
You have been taught to be a thinker, NOT to trust your body OR your feelings…those things are secondary and not based in reality. If you want to get things done, you have to muster through.
But you are tired, matter of fact, you are past tired…AND you have something that needs your attention, you always have something that needs your attention, but you are fried. Your thoughts have given birth to thoughts.
Your body is trying to get your attention, it needs you to pay attention, but…
It is doing anything and everything to get your attention, but the voice in your head is looouud. It has all of your attention and your energy. The voice is so cunning and convincing, it has you believing that its voice is the actual YOU.
Now back to your body, it makes due with what you give it (but like everything else, it has its limits before it runs empty).
What if, you gave your body ‘a place’ in the decision-making process of your life? Trusted its wisdom, you know what it is intended to do.
Creativity, grace, beauty and the mystique of the Universe lives inside of your body. Every body. Your feelings allow you to pay attention. To actually, know which way to go and not feel like an island. But you have habitually ignored the slight nudges, the feelings of maybe this isn’t quite right for me until your body has to manifest a cold or feelings of sadness or depression. Everyone has been there, you are not alone.
What are you supposed to do?
(Insert objections of justification and rationalization of why you can’t…)
Soothe yourself. Distract yourself. Back away from ‘it’ just for a little while. It seems counter-intuitive, but in fact: creativity and problem-solving skills only show up when there is flow. And the space to receive the messages.
Get out of your head, drop into your body. Get still. Listen. Meditate. If the answer were in your head, you would have it (the answer) already. Give yourself a break and listen.
I advise my clients to use their smartphones. Download an app that has meditation music, use headphones and for 15 minutes, close your eyes and breathe. In as little as 10-15 minutes at least once a day will do a myriad of things.
It quiets the monkey mind and decreases cortisol in your body. And it is the secret sauce of feeling grounded and congruent is when your mind AND your body have equal say in your life.
Give it a go…you deserve to have access to ALL of you.