Wake up earlier than your alarm clock
By this I mean allow some time for your mind to wake up first. This will be your time to sit in peace before things get hectic. Every day is a new day and offers a new experience and lessons if you let it.
Making the most out of that alone time will put you in a better, more peaceful state of mind for the rest of the day.
Be Aware of Each Interaction You Have
At first, it can be slightly exhausting, but you learn to read people and their energy. You become hyper-aware of people’s facial expressions, the eye contact they give you and their body language. Practicing this will make you more empathic because you will strengthen the ability to tune in on people and how they are feeling. Remember, what people say isn’t necessarily what they think and people’s body language and ora will give you insight on what is really happening.
Let Your Mind Wander
Embrace those moments and don’t deny yourself that time to be in touch with your subconscious. Whatever thoughts you are suppressing throughout the day, let them come out and deal with them during this time. Keeping painful, anxiety-filled, thoughts inside never helped anyone.Take care of your mental. Bring them to the surface and address them at least with yourself.
Allowing yourself time to sit (or stand) and get your creative juices flowing will be beneficial for you and everyone else around you. Incorporate this time in your week, and drought things down if you need to so you can come back and brainstorm on them later. You may have a 100,000,000 plan in that brain of yours.
Here are some exercises that will provoke creativity:
Writing down Whatever Comes To Your MInd | Reading | Droughting Down Topics | Drawing | Music | Dancing | Being With Others In An Unfiltered Environment | RolePlay |
Seek Out New Experiences
These are the moments that will broaden your horizon and give you an opportunity to grow. It doesn’t have to be a trip to Cuba, or a week in Vienna to help you encounter and understand different perspectives and gain new experiences. Make a point to go out of your way and meet someone, go to a side of town you usually don’t go to. You can experience culture shock in your own city.
Ways to meet people:
Social Media | Find a Penpal | Be an Aupair | Randomly Introduce yourself to Someone |
Those who have anxiety meeting people will definitely want to utilize social media platforms such as Facebook or Insta. If you are looking to meet people professionally, try LinkedIn.
Put The Phone AWAY
I cannot stress this enough. We live in a time where we must know precisely what is happening with everyone all of the time, and we forget to genuinely take care of us. Think about it, some of us get super antsy if our phones aren’t in our hands or if we misplace them. I am also guilty of this, I become a ninja when my phone is missing. A lot of people say it’s because they are investments and are expensive (which I also agree) but why do we spend so much money on wanting to be connected all of the time. Track phones are and you can get your point across just as well. Something to consider…
Our mind can’t focus when our phones are next to us and we have this urge to check it because if we don’t check it at that EXACT moment, we are going to miss out on something…
I promise you won’t!
Taking the phone away (even if it’s just for an hour) will allow you to actually focus and can help you put your mind in a state of relaxation. Practicing this will be a change for the better.
I understand how busy people are and these things may not be held as a priority especially when you have a million and one things going on at the same time, but putting these tips on your mind and being aware is the first step.
Are these tips helpful? Is this reasonable to do these things 3 times a week?
Let me know in the comments below!
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