Resolutions for being kind to our minds!!
In the last blog post I proposed that rather than making resolutions out of guilt, obligation or duty we should resolve to do some things that we truly LOVE!!
After all we are never going to keep a resolution if we don’t truly, truly enjoy it and lets be honest, life is tricky enough without adding to our daily pressures.
It is so important that we understand that making ourselves happy isn’t selfish, it is essential and we are are so much more helpful, loving, supportive and stronger when we are happy ourselves.
In this series of blogs I am going to focus on ways that we can resolve to do wonderful, exciting, uplifting things for BODY, MIND & SPIRIT.
(It is also worth adding a little reminder here that every day is a new day and you don’t have to wait until the 1st of January to start feeling good!!)
So….. lets focus on….our minds.
We don’t often stop and take a moment to think about how we are feeling do we? I don’t mean physically - that part is easy to identify. To say “I’ve got backache” comes a lot more readily than “I’m feeling anxiety over this particular aspect of my life”
Well, it is so important that we DO think about how we are feeling. After all, to feel good we need to make sure that we are doing things that ensure we feel good and we can’t do that if we can’t recognise within us what creates these feelings.
Now is a really good time to grab a bit of paper and scribble down some times that you felt:
Now for each of these moments can you think WHY you felt so good at that time?
Are you calmest when you are alone and outside breathing fresh air?
Are you at your most positive when you have done some exercise?
Are you proudest of yourself when you overcome a fear?
Are you most excited about an idea when you are supported by friends and family
Are you at your most productive at a certain time of day?
Whatever you answers may be, you can then identify the aspects of your life that contribute to you feeling good.
I propose that your resolutions should involve actively introducing some of these aspects into your day to day living to increase your feelings of wellbeing and happiness.
For example, if you feel calmest when you are alone maybe just try to schedule a little 10 minute break a day where you are completely by yourself. Or perhaps if you are excited about an idea you have, you could arrange a little get together with a few family and/or pals to tell them all about it.
What do you think?