How To Slow The F Down by Melani Schweder

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How to slow the f. Down a melanie schwager of a brighter. Wild dot com. Seems like we're all moving ahead at breakneck speed. These days doesn't it. Everyone is busy overworked and over scheduled. Our bodies are crumbling under the pressure. And we can't get our minds to slow the heck down enough to go to sleep at night everywhere you look. There's a message to keep going work harder. Do more things are collective fomo is causing us all too much stress too much anxiety and making us focus on the things that aren't actually nourishing or valuable in life. But how do we get off the treadmill and actually slow the heck down or we're constantly jumping from one task to the next our nervous systems get overloaded and our adrenals kids sapped sustainable way of living. No wonder so many an he caffeine or other stimulants to function in the day and then rely on mez against sleep at night. No boy no you guys. We have to learn how to purposely slow down our life and get a little more white space and our schedules and not just talking about taking a vacation. Vacations are important to get out of our ruts expose us to new environments and get some are but what about the rest of the year. How on earth can we slow the pace. When we are. In the middle of our usual work school or family obligations outlet. This blog comes at a good time for you to and helps you find some peace. Here are my top seven ideas for slowing down getting some zen and moving forward with more mindful intention number one meditate even just for ten minutes. I don't want to sound like a nag. But really peeps meditation works. I know i talked about it a lot. But that's only because it's been so effective in reducing my stress improving my mood and helping me keep a healthy perspective. No matter what's going on around me and no you don't need to fold yourself into a pretzel or sit on the floor. For an hour. A day to reap the benefits. You can chill out in a comfy chair or propped up in your bed and follow a guided meditation for just ten minutes a day. Trust me give it a few days and you'll be feeling good. I personally love following along to guide tracks from apps like insight timer pacifica com or head space number two said boundaries. To be honest it should be number one on this list. Because i think of this as a vital life skill especially for any m path h. p. or chronically. Ill person learning to say no is one of the best things you can do for yourself and can help you from over scheduling and thus over extending your energy. You cannot serve from empty vessel remember. Don't give your time and energy to just anyone who asks for it learned to set boundaries and devote yourself to only the things that are truly important number three. Put the phone down seriously do it. I know that technology is an addiction. Well technically the connection it brings us the true diction which isn't really bad thing. Trust me might get it. It took me a long while to break my longstanding habit of jumping on my iphone right upon waking. But i know. I still get on. Instagram may be more than i need to the constant barrage of texts notifications emails and updating social feeds only serves to keep your brain on high alert and your stress hormones. Pompey put your phone in a drawer for one hour every day or take a whole day off from devices each week he might like the calm. It brings number four get some nature time. There's nothing that can slow you down quite like nature. Can we step outside and wiggle. Our toes and the grass are everyday stress. Is don't seem quite as urgent anymore. And we can refocus attention in a healthier and more sustainable way. Wander around your neighborhood park. Take a picnic lunch to the trail head or just sit in your backyard for a little while. Also an awesome chance to spend time with friends make some vitamin d. or play. fetch with your up. I'm looking at you river number five. Eat mindfully one of the easiest ways to tell how fast or slow moving is to observe your eating habits most of us wolf down our food or take snacks on the go because we just cannot be bothered to invest time or energy into eating for your next meal clear off the table and yes actually sit down at one. Leave your phone elsewhere and really bring your attention to your food. Use all five senses to explore an experience her meal shoe and swallow slowly and rest for a moment before moving onto the rest of your day number six. Close some browser tabs. We live in a multitasking culture. Always being told to do ten things at once but our brains actually don't work this way and trying to tackle. Multiple activities is only a recipe for stress. Be rebel and give monot asking a try. Whatever you're working on only focus on that one thing. Close your other browser tabs. Shut off the distractions and be present to what you're doing. This of course applies to work but also to other things like driving eating socializing and playtime number seven connect don't just coexist. How often do we really see. In connect with other people that we spend time with one the easiest and simultaneously hardest ways. We can slow down his to actually be present in engaged with our social interactions. Humans are endlessly fascinating when you can actually pay attention to their words body. Language mannerisms and energetic vibrations. You'll find a much deeper connection. Treat every person in front of you as the most important thing in that moment and you may be surprised at how it shifts your perception. I know we are all busy little bees visas but this is your invitation. Step back and ask yourself if your routine is actually a healthy and sustainable one. If you're constantly feeling stressed or rushed give these seven tips to try and pay attention to how you feel after a few days remember. Life isn't going anywhere so katie. Give yourself permission to slower role. Sometimes

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