Welcome to the DW Healing Arts Be Well series of wellness tips for January 2016. Each day I will highlight a card from my Balance Resource Cards decks. The wellness resources will help you bring balance to your body, mind and spirit if used on a regular basis.
Take a moment right now, and practice today's wellness tip as you read this. Grab your journal, turn off your phone, find a quiet place without interruptions and set a timer for 20 or 30 minutes. This is time you are investing in yourself. You are worth it.
Give yourself permission to balance your life.
May you Be Well! Love, Deanna
Life is unfair. There will be situations in your life that cause emotional or spiritual pain. Holding on to emotions such as anger or fear can lead to other health problems such as depression or heart problems. It can show up as jaw pain from clenching your teeth or neck pain from tension in your shoulders. When these emotions are not processed or released, you body responds by holding tension in your tissues and organ systems which can eventually lead to chronic illness.
Silence creates a still point in our day and can allow us to become aware of the constant “chatter” in our minds. Most people prefer silence when meditating. Silence also calms anxiety, lowers blood pressure and brings a sense of
well-being. Silence raises your awareness of the constant thoughts in your mind.
Take a few moments to savor the stillness you feel when you are silent.
Many of us have more stuff than we really need. Material objects can distract us from the things that are really important in our life. Do you need some ideas to get rid of clutter and simplify your life?
When you simplify you home and work space, you improve your efficiency and avoid mental distractions.
One way to simplify your space is to take 10 minutes each day to organize one small area. Clean out a desk drawer. Sort through a box in the basement. Go through a stack of papers and find a home for each one. For each item you pick up, determine if you will love it, use it, recycle it or discard it. This method will help you determine which things to keep and which things need to go.
Some people believe the state of organization or clutter in your house reflects the condition of your inner soul. Try organizing the clutter in one area in your house such as a drawer or closet and notice if you feel any changes in your thinking, your mood or your inner sense of peace. Sometimes when you let go of something in your life, you notice other possibilities open up. De-cluttering can be cathartic.
If simplifying your home feels too overwhelming, ask a friend to come over and help you sort through things. Sometimes when you honor the story behind the objects, it is easier to let them go. Consider hiring a consultant to help you organize your things. Donate the things you do not use to a charity.
Simplify your life and enjoy the freedom that comes with letting go.
Can you spend the next ten minutes sorting and simplifying one small area in your living or work space? Set a timer and simplify!
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