With the busy, stressful lives we have, nowadays, it’s not always easy to connect with our inner voices, or even find the time to do it. And, despite how much we may want to, sometimes we just end up not having many chances to sit down and reflect on how we really feel.
But, even though it may be difficult – it’s not impossible. In fact, here are 3 simple and very little time-consuming ways you can do it; and still have the time to do everything else you need to:
3 Things You Can Do Every Day To Connect With Your Inner Voice
How often do you reflect on the things happening in your life and feel grateful?
Unfortunately, in this society of consumerism it’s all too easy to forget the wonderful things we already have, and rush to get new ones. But, the truth is, it doesn’t really matter how many more things we buy. We always end up feeling unsatisfied.
If we see this from an energetic perspective we can even understand why it happens. Most people apply their energy on jobs they don’t like, so they can have money. In this case, money is supposed to repay them for the energy invested.
This repayment of energy has to be a fulfillment of some sort, because fulfillment is something we all crave. So, we go to stores and shops, and waste the result of our energy on meaningless things or things that stop holding value the minute we buy them, and we have to restart the process all over again.
In the end, these things we bought only present us short-term fulfillment, so we have to keep coming back to get more of it, depleting our energy more and more as we do.
The Solution? Both in terms of connecting to ourselves and in terms of getting more long-lasting fulfillment – stop worrying about buying new things; and start feeling grateful for the ones you already have.
Tip 1: Take a few minutes daily to be grateful for having a roof over your head, food, clean water, energy; People who love and cherish you; Be grateful for the challenges you’ve faced and the good things too.
Just a few days after you start, you’ll begin to think less and less about acquiring new things – guaranteed.
Talking about meditation has become so popular, these days, that saying it helps to connect back to ourselves sounds almost like a cliché. But – cliché or not – its health, focus, memory, and overall well-being benefits, can’t be denied.
Now, one common reason why many people put off meditating is because they have trouble silencing the voice in their heads. It’s difficult, I know. But the truth is, that’s not even required.
You see, we’ve spent years building up this mindset that we have to be constantly awake, conscious and responsive. It’s absolutely natural that it would take some time for our brains to come back to their normal state – a state of inner peace.
So, if you have been putting it off because you have a lot going on and the minute you close your eyes those things come back to you – stop. Meditating is as simple as deciding you need a bit of silence for a few minutes. Even if our minds begin to wander or if a wave of thoughts rushes in, that too is an initial part of meditation, and the sooner you start, the sooner you’ll stop experiencing that.
Tip 2: Find some time in your day to meditate. This is as simple as finishing lunch 20 minutes earlier and go relax somewhere quiet. It’s easy, practical, and you won’t believe the 36 benefits you’ll get just by meditating 20 minutes, every day, after only two weeks.
Be Mindful Of Your Words
Most people don’t realise this, but words have power.
As a matter of fact, here’s an experiment carried out by Dr. Masaru Emoto on the effect words have on water:
Their effect is very powerful and truly mesmerizing, isn’t it?
Now, to give you a bit of perspective: guess what else is made of up to 70% water. That’s right… You!
If words can impact the structure of molecules of water, imagine just what it does to our whole bodies when we continuously put ourselves down, or make the decision to stay in places we don’t feel alright in. With this in mind, it’s no wonder so many people in the world are sick…
So, tip 3: For the sake of your health, your well-being and that of those around you, choose to empower yourself with positive and inspiring words. You can do this in the mirror in the morning to give you some motivation for the day; Compliment yourself when you succeed at something, and even make a point to do the same for others. We all like a little positive reinforcement, sometimes.
Above everything else, if you can choose to be something – choose to be kind.
These are some of the simplest, most effective ways we know to help you connect back with yourself. Let us know in the comments if you have any other ways of your own.