Sometimes, you come across a “groundhog day,” and you feel out of touch with yourself. We’re often preoccupied with the latest hip happenings as our wandering minds need something to feed on. While we’re busy scrolling and with so much information that’s bombarded in the world of digitalization, we find ourselves craving some time-off to connect with our inner self. The days are moving way too fast and you need some sacred slow-down. Which reminds me, why is time flying so fast anyway?
Feeling disconnected can often be a blessing in disguise as it gives you the opportunity to connect with yourself. Here are three simple routines which can ease you through one of the days when you are feeling unplugged.
Indulge in a warm (warm) shower
Showering is a habitual norm to kick start your day (unless you don’t). It has the perfect ingredients for a personal connection. Spend some time in a moment of liberation away from your tasks to do for the day and enjoy nature’s profound gift with a good shower. We’re not talking about that super-rushed shower. Spend some mindful time cleansing away your anticipation for what’s ahead. It is also a wonderful opportunity to remember to appreciate your body, mind, and soul. Plus, it can be nice to be in your birthday suit!
Though writing isn’t everyone’s cup of tea (or coffee), you’d be amazed to mindfully hear your thoughts as you put your feelings on pen and paper and give them some attention. Our monkey brains are constantly fueled with information, and we seldom take the time to actively consider our sentiments. An easy way to connect with yourself and comprehend why you feel the way you do is to journal your thoughts. List down the things that you are thankful for and you will naturally feel blessed. Counting blessings reveals how many there are!
Scents can boost your mood and uplift your spirit as they make you feel fresh and rejuvenated. A pleasant aroma is a natural mood enhancer, and essential oils promote relaxation and calmness. Drop some essential oils and breathe in the aroma in silence, concentrating on the expansion of your breath as you inhale. For a good, restful sleep, you might also want to put some essential oils on your pillow before bed.
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