It’s a fast paced world today. And whilst there are greater opportunities, a myriad of ways to communicate and a mass of technology at our finger tips, many of us are feeling over committed, over tired, and just plain over it! Let’s face it, we are available 24/7 by phone, tablet, text, email, Skype, Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Linkedin, Tumblr, Viber, Pinterest, Instagram the list goes on, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year! It never stops.
So how do we stop? Amongst the commitments, and the work load, how do we find meaningful ways to not just survive, but flourish amongst the chaos.
Many escape for some nurturing, fasting, meditating, juicing, and other “ing” to get a break from it all, but quickly return to the stress and busyness of the “real” world. So how do we manage to stay put right here, amongst the chaos and the commitments and the never ending “ping” of our phone, and find our Zen.
Hippocrates said,”May your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food.” I think he was on to something. Supporting our bodies with non processed whole foods is a great start. We all know we should exercise, but an hour at the gym three times a week doesn’t work for everyone. So walk your children to school, with your friend to the coffee shop, or just walk and enjoy being out in the sunshine. Make small steps, because none of us need another huge commitment.
For emotional support, we can put aside 15mins a day to mediate, or yoga, because we all know we can download an app for those! Aromatherapy may also support emotionally. Young Living has a blend called Stress Away, developed specifically to help bring some calm and relaxation to our busy lives. As we inhale the aroma, it affects the limbic system, our “emotional brain”, and can quickly assist us in creating some breathing space and balance.
So, instead of trying to escape the chaos, take some small but meaningful steps now, to create some peace right at this moment, right where you are today.