Life can happen all at once, pushing you off balance and into chaos, so how do you take control of your life back? As the holidays and the year’s end are fast approaching, it’s easy to get caught up in the chaos and busyness of everything, losing sight of what really matters. We are on autopilot, rushing, rushing, and rushing some more. We are so busy ‘doing’ that we forget to ‘be.’ But amidst all the craziness, one thing is most important: you. Centering yourself can seem impossible at this point, but there are some things you can do to get back to your center.
How to center yourself when lost in chaos?
You are the greatest gift that you can give yourself this holiday season. It’s so easy to get caught up in the giving and receiving of material possessions, but the greatest gift you can give yourself is the gift of self-care. The first step to self-care is understanding how to center yourself. You must be centered to tap into your needs.
- How are you taking care of yourself?
- How are you maintaining your own well-being and happiness?
If you cannot answer these questions, or if the answers are weak, you need to reset your priorities. In order to truly thrive and make a positive impact, it’s crucial to prioritize your own well-being and self-care. One powerful way to do this is through the practice of meditation.
Take control of your life through meditation.
Meditation allows you to quiet the noise of the outside world and tap into the stillness and peace within. Mediation allows you to take control of your life by centering yourself, finding clarity and focus, and tapping into the power already within you.
You are the captain of your own ship, the owner of your own journey, and as the captain of your own ship, you have the power to steer your life in the direction you desire.
Centering yourself through mediation
There are many different ways that you can meditate, whether it’s through using a guided meditation or a meditation app or listening to calm music to help you relax. Close your eyes and focus on your breath. When your mind wanders, as it inevitably will, gently bring your attention back to your breath.
The key is to be patient. Meditation is a practice, and it takes time and consistency. Don’t worry if your mind is racing or you feel like you’re not “doing it right.” Just keep coming back to your breath and be present in the moment.
The Takeaway: Taking charge with meditation
The more you sit still, the more your life can find you. It’s not about anything you’ll ever find out there, but everything you have always had inside.
If you do go within, you’ll go without. You invite your body to rest through meditation, which can lower your blood pressure along with numerous other health benefits. You are the OWNER of your own ship, so take control of your life and lead your ship where you want to go.
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