Sometimes the endless chatter in your head can make you feel like running and screaming. Whether it’s your monkey mind or squirrel brain, feeling overwhelmed can be like living in a zoo.
Today’s world is fast and endless. Technology drives the pace and global media points the direction. We are turned on and tuned in, when sometimes we just need to shut it all off. How many times a day do you reach for your cell phone or other personal data device? If we do shut them off, we become starved for the electronic hit like a junkie desperate for a quick fix.
Technology is amazing, no doubt. You can consult with a doctor, or watch a video on how to scope out the toilet. A lot of useful things, but with the consequences that everything should be “on-demand”. Including our brains. We fuel up with caffeine and sugar to keep up with the hype and then wonder why we can’t fall asleep at night. Counting sheep has been replaced by chasing squirrels.
Is it any wonder why so many undiagnosed illnesses that are treated with a pill end up creating one?
You don’t have to unplug to calm the zoo. Even hyenas take time to eat, sleep and play.
One of the easiest methods to unwind is to ground yourself. Hug a tree (like, for real), walk barefoot in the grass, put your feet in water or just simply imagine a cord attached like a tail to the base of your spine and going deep into the earth. None of these things will harm the earth. Mother Earth is very willing and able to dissipate your yuck energy if you give it to her. She can take a lightning strike with ease, so you are no big deal. Remember to breathe deeply while doing this as it helps move the squirrel energy out of you much quicker.
Deep breathing is another way to calm your mind and help you think clearly. No need to go to that oxygen bar and waste your money. Deep breathing can be done in about five secs.
Faster than clicking on the latest Twitter feed.