I have had quite the January, let me tell you! I asked the universe to send me abundance during the month of January, after taking 2 weeks off to go home for the holidays. Let’s just say the universe provided that and then some! I picked up another day at job #2 and multiple shifts. At job #3, my boss placed a big project in my lap that I can do from home. Talk about blessings! With that being said, I ended up taking on more then I wanted too and it’s left me feeling a little scattered, worn out and off my center. It also disconnects me from my creative side which is the side that writes and engages in creative projects. This is something I very much need in my life. I’m sure those of you who follow me, may have even noticed less blogs coming out. I just haven’t had the brain juice and I refuse to push myself past my limits.
When I get into this space, the first thing that suffers is my self care routine and building MY business. I have learned after being an entrepreneur for close to 5 years, that you have to make sacrifices while continuing to move forward. After a financial shift occurred in my life, I’ve had to make some adjustments and sacrifices so I can continue to pay my bills.
I’ve been feeling that worn out, chaotic energy creeping up on me. Today I woke up and knew I had to dedicate my morning meditation to grounding myself. I’ve been exploring meditation for the past 2-3 years and it’s impacted my. It allows me to feel connected, peaceful, present, centered … you name it! With that being said, it’s still very much a work in progress for me. With as busy as I’ve been, I have not made the time to meditate daily and I’m starting to feel it.
I come from a background in management, where I worked in a high stress – lots of hours kind of position. When I would try to meditate in the past, I could not slow my brain down at all. Meditation ended up making me feel more stressed out because I “couldn’t do it right.”
As I started to change my health and dive further into my personal development, I knew it was time to give meditation another try. It is now something that I’m so grateful for and turn to often. To put it simply – it’s changed my life! It didn’t happen overnight, it took consistent practice. I had to let go of what I thought meditation was supposed to be like and just let it be what it is. There are days I still have a hard time clearing my head but I know I’m still gaining tremendous benefits from just slowing down and breathing.
I like to start my day off with a guided meditation. When I start my day like this it grounds me and centers me for the rest of the day. My process is …
I wake up and scan my mind and body to get an overall sense of how I’m feeling and what my thoughts are.
I sit at the alter I created, light my candle & incense and I bring YouTube up on my phone. I search guided meditation for (fill in the blank) – Energy, happiness, chakra balancing, manifestation, love, stress relief … you get the idea.
I find a meditation I connect with and I just focus on my breath, being still and present in the moment.
Like I was saying earlier, today I woke up and felt like I needed to ground big time! I often feel this way when I have a lot on my plate, so I knew it was important to make time for some self care this AM.
Signs you may need to ground include:
Feeling physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually drained.
Being easily effected by what’s going on around you, especially other people’s’ energy or moods.
You lack focus, are irritable, scattered, etc.
Feeling ‘spacey’ or lightheaded. Your head is often ‘in the clouds’ – constantly daydreaming.
Busyness, constant rushing without being present to the moment.
Clumsy, constantly dropping things or running into things.
I found a beautiful meditation today on grounding and when I was done I felt clear, calm and re-centered. If you’ve tried meditation before and haven’t been successful, don’t give up! Meditation is about letting go of your expectations and letting the process unfold naturally. If you haven’t tried meditation before, I highly recommend exploring it! There are many different forms so play with them all and find what resonates with you most.