When we rest, we receive clarity. It’s so easy to feel we need to get caught up in the news cycle, the concerns of the world, the righteous wellbeing of others. When we allow ourselves to pause, step away, and notice.... we can achieve a sense of sincere clarity that comes from an ease in our mindsets.
When we take care of ourselves, we are better able to take care of the people who rely on us. When we approach our duties from a sense of clarity and calm, everyone benefits. It’s what’s known as the “oxygen mask theory:” it is often necessary for us to take care of our own well-being - to put on our oxygen mask first - in order to better be present for others.
The Danish have a word called “hygge.” Pronounced hyoo-ga, it’s a term that means feeling cozy, connected, warm, and easily enjoying the good things in life. It’s a way to stay connected with everyday simplicity... and with our most at-ease selves.
We can achieve hygge in many different ways, but one way that I like to touch base with it (I am Danish, after all 😉) is with a simple meditation that involves breathing and easy chanting.
At my virtual Stress Less playshop on January 19, we'll learn ways to quiet our minds, soften our body tension, and allow ourselves some precious, uninterrupted time in a state of Rest.
Together, we'll practice methods of
Designate some invaluable time for yourself... and see what happens when you invite a deliberate sense of peace and ease into your life.
by Emily Nielsen
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."
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