Yesterday I decided I needed to make myself take some downtime.
I needed to unplug from technology, at least for the most part, as you can see I did use my phone camera to take this photo of my feet.
Dr. Alex Loyd suggests sitting under your tree, or whatever you want to use, and reflecting on your thoughts. I have been so hooked up to my work, computer and social networks, that I seemed to have lost some of my balance. This is the balance that I stand on my soapbox, often preaching about, but apparently not taking my own advice.
I know how very important it is to find a good balance between family, work, and life in general.
Even knowing this and experiencing how much an imbalance affects health, relationships and so on, it is still easy to get off of a good path. Very quickly it turns into a new bad habit that we aren’t even aware of until we start to feel the negative effects. For me, this is often muscle aches and tension or a lovely headache.
Yesterday was a day I decided to work on my balance.
The Tree was my first stop and it felt great.
I loved the gentle sound of the creek nearby, and while closing my eyes, I could feel all the stress slowly slide out of me. The birds chirping were an added bonus. Does a vision of Snow White come to mind? Did I start to sing and dance alongside the baby bunnies that came to play? Hardly, but I did relax and new thoughts came to me as to what I needed to heal myself.
I realized that I needed to do some extra Healing Codes that day. I did 7 custom codes on myself each one lasting about 5-6 minutes. After the first couple, I felt even worse than when I started. I knew that it had to be a healing response and I embraced it and moved forward. The emotions and memories that emerged had similar feelings so I stayed in that field. By the 5th code, I had worked the emotions down to almost non-existent and felt so much less stress. The last 2 codes I used to clean up any remaining emotional loose ends.
Last night I was so tired and fell asleep for 10 hours, which NEVER happens.
I know that my body is processing the rich custom codes I gave it and to that I am grateful.
Yesterday was my first day and night completely alone. My kids are away and my husband was gone as well. I started out feeling lost and lonely, but when I took the opportunity to really work on me, and my needs, it turned into a blessing.
I’ve made a promise to myself to check in, and commit more time to focus on me. I am usually busy taking care of so many others that I lose track of myself, which is so common with a lot of us. This is a reminder that it only takes a few minutes a few times a day to feel great benefits in your overall life, and so worth it.
Maybe today you can take a few minutes to sit under your own tree and ask what it is that YOU need.
I can definitely relate to the need to “unplug” every once in awhile. With technology I felt like I was ALWAYS plugged in and not really living in the moment. A few months ago I deleted my Facebook after lots of thinking and now I feel like I can live in the moment so much more. Facebook is a great thing for some people, but for me it was too much of seeing what was going on in other people’s lives and then comparing my life to theirs. But then I realized, it wasn’t that my life was more boring or uneventful then theirs, I just didn’t post my daily life events.
Now, after a few months without it I feel so much more connected to the here and now, and I am no longer comparing my life to others’. It is a great feeling! And now instead of spending the time I did on Facebook daily, I can spend that time to work on me.
Good for you Shannen! I know it is a huge balancing act in this day and time and to do that is awesome! I am still trying to balance out everything from my family life, my blog, helping clients and everything that goes with those things. If you can’t cut the cord completely as you did, it really is necessary to take a break regularly. We are all a work in progress and balance is key!