Routine

Routine is so incredibly difficult for me. The majority of my life I have dreaded having a routine. It feels so constrictive, unfreeing, and too much in a box when my soul likes to color outside of the lines.

The thoughts of having to do the same things day after day just has this boring connotation to it. Why would I want to do the same thing day in and day out? This repetitive motion makes me think of a conveyor belt ~ producing exactly the same things over and over.

How is that fun? How is that spontaneous? How does that fit into my desired box of wild and free?

I still have all of these questions and they plague me every day.

I find myself fully resisting routines with a powerful repulsive energy.

Finding myself desperately trying to figure out how to live in this world and provide for myself in a way that allows me to be free.

However it isn’t exactly working for me. And the other day I had a new question come to mind.

What would it look and feel like if the routines I had where all things I thoroughly loved and enjoyed? Mind flip. And heres another one ~ What if I already am doing all the things I love ( or a good amount of the things I love, but havent fully realized it and allowed myself to enjoy them? )

Mind shattered.

I currently fall somewhere inbetween. I’m doing a lot of the things I love yet haven’t been able to fully enjoy them yet for whatever reason. I love the things that I am doing, but other areas of my life are currently off balance or unknown which breeds anxiety in my mind.

I also have the tendency to do ALL the things I love, and ALL at the same time. I have a long list of things I love and it spreads my energy everywhere, and thin.

Once upon a time I had a decent routine filled with things I loved. That routine also shifted from time to time as my own desires shifted along with those around me.

Household Routines, Work Routines, Eating Routines, Friendship Routines.

These are the important ones as far as I can currently tell. Build routine here. And in the space of these routines, there’s freedom to play.

It’s from routine that we gain freedom.

Calming Our Minds – Bringing Positivity into O u r Lives

6 Tips

You can do right now to shift your vibration back into alignment.

I do these all the time when life gets a little crazy.  They keep me balanced, alert and able to make good decisions when they really count.

May they be just as transformative for you as they have been for me

1. Nothing needs your immediate attention right now.

Yes there may be an inbox full of emails, more DMs than you can keep track of, and dishes in the sink . . . but they aren’t going anywhere.

Just you, taking a much needed minute for you.

Because you deserve it.

2.  Become Present in the Current Moment. 

Feel your feet on the floor or feel your weight in the chair.  Become grounded to the earth. Let it support you.

3. Create a feeling of Space in your mind.

Allow it to open and be clear. Expand your awareness outward. Breath deep and imagine sending air to your brain. May sound weird! but it works!!

4. Your thoughts are separate from Y o u.

We are souls that can take a backseat to our overactive minds. View your thoughts like a movie you aren’t really interested in. They can be there in the background, but you don’t actually have to engage with them.

Choose the ones you want to listen to and ignore the ones you don’t.

Most are unnecessary and just background noise.

5. Focus on your Breathing.

Notice how the air is cool on the inhale, and slightly warmer on the exhale. Notice the rise and fall of your chest/belly. Imagine a flow of energy moving through your body and life flourishing throughout your cells.

6. Think of 3 things you are G r a t e f u l for. 

Really grateful for.

And feel the loving and comforting feeling flood your body when thinking about them.

Enjoy this time of peace. You deserve it. After all, being peaceful and full of joy is our birthright. 

You have the ability to return back to this space at any time you need to.

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For more guidance on calming your mind and bringing more positivity into your life

I help you understand a little better how your mind works and how to use it instead of it using you.

For more tips like this that you have access to right now – check out my other blogs posts. I share a lot about the knowledge I have gained from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and the many books I am so grateful to have read.

Knowledge should be shared – especially when it so drastically transforms the quality of our lives.

Jody