Because you're only human, speaking or reacting a lot quicker than you should have probably isn't an unfamiliar occurrence to you. The slight feeling of regret. We've all been there before, spilling out words and reactions only to later find that we should have held it all in just a little bit longer. However, the past is the past, and the only thing that we can do about the regrets that have come as a result of our misjudgements and swift overreactions is steer clear of them in the future. This can be done by simply pausing our perceptions. Read on for the "Perception Pausing" method to become more mindful of your reactions!
If you've read Part 1 to this post and resonate with it, then you know that living in a reality created by our own low vibrational illusions can hold us back from so much. You may be ready to start finding the solution to escaping the low vibrational illusions that you've fallen for. So how can we quantum leap out of a reality that we've created with these low vibrational illusions? Read on for 5 things you must do to begin escaping a low vibrational illusion!
Stop identifying with everything.
So many things demand our attention in these times. There are agendas at work to benefit corporations, movements, and people who desire power. While certain things may resonate with you, understand that there is no need to identify with everything advertised to you, every idea marketed to you, and every suggestion projected on to you. Know yourself enough to discern and be your own person.
Stop getting so offended.
The things outside of us are just that, outside of us. However, internalizing the things the people say, do, and are can lead us the a life on the defense. Learn to not be offended by everything. It isn't worth your energy to constantly be offended. Take your power back.
Separate your emotions.
While managing your emotional triggers can be quite the challenge, you'll find that your emotions do not belong in every situation. Whether you can build your emotional intelligence or not, you know that deep down inside, you should. Build enough self awareness to not be a slave to your emotions, to learn how to properly express what you're feeling, and to make decisions that are not based on temporary emotions.
When we take responsibility for our own lives, beautiful, yet bittersweet things can happen. The bittersweet part is the fact that we start to see our own initiation into b.s. We realize the ways in which we are at fault. We take accountability for our own lack and shortcomings. However, the beautiful part is now being equipped with the knowledge and tools to change and escape the low vibrational illusions that we've allowed ourselves to fall into and create a reality with.
What are these low vibrational illusions? Here are 7 major low vibrational illusions:
Breathe. The best thing about taking a breather once in a while throughout your busy day is that at any time of the day, while doing any activity, we can take deep breaths to reconnect. Whether you're driving in the car, shuffling through papers, or on the computer getting tasks done, take a moment to take 3 deep breaths to relax and reconnect.
Put on Some Music and Cook a Meal. We all have to eat, and with a busy lifestyle, home - cooked, healthy meals are the perfect option to nourish the body. Allot time in your schedule for cooking. Fix one of your favorite meals and zone out. Put on some music and simply enjoy yourself.
Let Someone Else Do The Driving. With so many options today to catch a ride and look cool doing it, such as Uber and Lyft, you can always let someone else do the driving for you while you catch up on emails, finish a written task, or simply just relax and enjoy the ride.
Believe it or not, our external atmosphere has plenty to do with our inner. "As within, so without" tells us that anything that happens in our outer reality first began internally. As weird as it may sound, when I need clarity or am frustrated "for no reason", I begin to clean and declutter my surroundings for help. It works!
Get Rid of the Long To-Do List...Seriously.
Who doesn't want to be productive? The truth is, we all do. We often look at productivity the wrong way. Rather than viewing productivity through the quality we've contributed to our time, we can, if we are not careful, mistakenly view it as how much time we've contributed. Productivity is not about staying busy, it is about strategically applying quality. Less is more. Unfortunately, we feel that the more complex we make things, the more value it has. Not true. Go through your to-do list and simplify tasks. What can be combined? What is unrealistic? Why are you doing certain tasks? What can help you avoid stress burnout?
Stop Spreading yourself So Thin.
The truth is, a lot of us care about someone or something. Another truth is, our care for so many things can bring a lot of stress into our lives. Many of us seek to be involved in a lot in life, simply because we are available, able, and want to remain loyal to whatever we are associated with. However, we must begin to acknowledge our boundaries and self care. I know all too well about being superwoman and spreading my self too thin. Being involved in and available to too much is a recipe for stress and frustration. Take the load off of yourself sometimes and relax.
Let's face it! Between both genders, women are the ones who probably spend the most time prepping and stressing over their personal appearance. It's a given. So much is expected of a woman to be the walking epitome of perfection, and that's fine, we've accepted it. However, the only thing that causes the insecurities that a lot women often face is their attempt to fit some one else's vision of perfection and beauty. The first step in eliminating those insecurities would be to first recognize your own beauty, embrace it, and tend to it as it requires. A woman can begin by simply looking into the mirror daily and saying to herself "you're beautiful". Compliment yourself, find at least one thing that you love about yourself in the mirror daily, find ways to enhance and preserve your beauty, and you'll begin to develop that beauty and confidence you desire.
I Love You.
We often hear so many stories of women longing for love and looking for love in all of the wrong places. Sure, it's not just a woman thing; men do it too, however, our affection as women is one that differs significantly from males, whether we'd like to admit it or not. In order to avoid the emotional drama that far too many women find themselves in, it is imperative that we first begin to love ourselves. Tell yourself daily, "I Love You". Try "dating yourself" for a while, get to know yourself a little deeper, learn your own love language, find out what you truly and authentically love about yourself.
kicking off 21 Days of Holistic Self Care today, September 10 - October 1, 2020, to get you familiar with what holistic self care is all about, and how to make it your lifestyle.
We're kicking things off with an important discussion: Self Improvement through self care. If you're reading this blog or listen to the podcast, then you likely know that self-improvement, whether it's physical, mental, emotional, financial, or spiritual, can blossom through self care. If you're all about improving yourself in any of these areas in, then there are 5 things that you'll need to know about self improvement to get the most of your self care journey. Read on to discover the 5 factors of self improvement!
"You are the sum total of everything you've ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot - it's all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive."
We've too often heard the phrase pertaining to our eating habits which suggests "you are what you eat", however, not many will go on to inform you that we are what we consume. There are many ways to consume that many of us never give consideration to. Would you believe that you are what you eat, speak, think, watch, entertain, and believe? Believe it, it is truth.
Consumption is vast. The phrase "you are what you eat" suggests that what we put into our body, will serve as nourishment or harm to the body's system, and therefore, it is ideal to be mindful of what we eat. While we want our food to nourish our body, we should think of every other form of consumption in the exact same light. There are endless factors contribute to a healthy mind, body, spirit, and emotions.
Saudia can be described as a lifestyle and style innovator. She expresses her passion for creating a holistically fulfilling life via her blog, Explore Express Inspire (found at www.exploreexpressinspire.com). The blog is the online go-to guide for holistic self care, discussing holistic ways to look great, live great, and think great thoughts.