Tapping into feeling connected to your authentic self is a like a muscle that needs to be developed. After years of tapping into my spiritual practices I really work on feeling connected. And, it feels ah..mazing to simply feel happy, and at peace with what is. Like anything else I want to improve in life it takes work and most of all consistency. Connection to my higher self means staying true to what calls my soul. In my case that consists of daily meditation, blogging, connecting with loved ones, reading, listening to podcasts, cooking a healthy meal, and a great yoga practice.
You may be reading this and thinking that all sounds wonderful if only I had enough time in my day to fit these practices in. If you are, please take a moment to answer this question: Do you prefer making time for yourself a priority, or would you rather feel like shit? The choice is yours, it is truly that simple: we choose how we want to feel. Hear Me Out: taking the time to get connected throughout your day is essential and one hundred percent necessary for your well being. Just like eating nutritious foods, and exercise is essential for your health it all ties together. Mind, Body and Spirit. Still not convinced?! I challenge you try these five tools that you can do in just five minutes every day for the next 30 days.
Guided or Silent, at least five minutes(suggestion: first thing in the morning, before checking emails, social media etc..)
5 Minutes Guided Meditation resources:
MINDFULNESS GUIDED MEDITATION - 5 MINUTES MARIA LEWIS
EMPOWER YOUR DAY: MORNING MEDITATIONWWW.THEMOVEMENTWITHIN.COM
Writing out how you are feeling is a great form of release. (Suggestion: Do not hold back, write as if you'd be embarrassed if someone read it.) This is a great time to dig dip and reflect on your fears, emotions, setbacks and negative thought patterns.
3. Get Out in Nature
Taking some time for yourself to get out into nature for AT LEAST five minutes. Appreciate the beauty of mother nature, breath in some fresh air, and take the time to think about all that you are grateful for each and everyday.
Even if it is just a page or two of something that makes you feel good and gets your imagination going, it helps!
The Universe Has Your Back
Author: Gabrielle Bernstein
Author: Marshall Goldsmith
The Artist's Way Author:Julia Cameron
Not a Fan
Author: Kyle Idleman
Author: Rhonda Byrne
A New Earth
Author: Eckhart Tolle
5. Breath & Stretch
I recommend exercising daily even if it's just thirty minute walk. If you absolutely can't squeeze a work out in, I highly suggest at least five minutes of stretching and conscious breathing exercises. If you prefer a demonstration, you tube has a ton of resources just simply type in breathing and stretching techniques.