Silence is hard for me and although I know that it is necessary especially in the busy life a mom, student and entrepreneur- I have a hard time dealing with it.
I associate silence with rejection. I’m not sure where this wiring in my brain came from but I know that sitting still- being silent- has it benefits.
1) I tend to have a lot of late nights because my days are filled with catching up with sleep and children. But instead of using all of my time doing “work” I have decided to carve this time out for my second meditation and gratitude session. My thoughts are constantly racing and if I don’t get a handle on them depending on what I’m thinking- there goes the remainder of my day and night. (Stay out of the comment section on feeds.) I’ve decided to reel it in by getting my thoughts together not only in the morning but at night too.
2) I have started a 21 day fast. I believe that we can’t fully be our best selves if we aren’t protecting and cultivating our spiritual selves along with our physical selves. Fasting helps me to recognize addictive behaviors that I may not be ready to acknowledge. And it forces me to deny myself something and instead fill that space abd energy with somehing more productive. (Staying away from the comment section, for example)
3) Utilizing social me differently in an plugged in society. This was a assignment for my class. Unplugging in a world that is always on (social media) can give you a case of the blues or FOMO. Ive noticed that when I have absolutely nothing to do I feel that time in with social media. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy IG just like the next person but I need to monitor it like I do with my children.
5) Realizing that sitting still isn’t all bad. When I put all these things into play-I notice that I’m happier and relieved. Sitting still, helps me to focus on the to-do list I’ve neglected and I probably need to sit down.
6) Fitness! Fitness! Fitness! Making my health a priority. I am a candy eater (not chocolate, I feel there is a difference)and honestly if I sit long enough I’ll binge on sweets that I don’t need while online shopping. Two big no-no’s.
I’m excited that I’m nipping this in the butt right now. I’m focusing on making 2018, a year of growth and crazy faith. My word for the year is Leap and taking these steps will set the tone for the remainder of 2018.
Be the light, live in the light, spread the light.