3 Ways to feel more AWAKE, AWARE, and ALIVE
In the shade of the freeway
I'm going to pack my lunch in the morning
And go to work each day
And when the evening rolls around
I'll go on home and lay my body down
And when the morning light comes streaming in
I'll get up and do it again
Say it again
Does this song sound like your life? Are you feeling a bit disconnected these days? Are you just running through your daily routine just to get by?
We can’t blame everything on Mercury Retrograde or other astrological events; sometimes feeling this way can be viewed in a positive way, as it gets to get us to slow down, and bring our focus to what matters most.
Many clients I work with are most definitely struggling to feel more engagement in their lives and to feel that that are participating fully in creating a better life for themselves and their families. They know there is more to this precious life that just slogging through the daily chores, dragging themselves to bed and getting up to do it again. Amen.
If you are tired of running on auto pilot…read on.
Here is a technique that I love to share to help people to feel more
AWAKE, AWARE and ALIVE.
AWAKE- When you get out of bed each morning, take 3 FULL and DEEP breaths to welcome in the day. Feel as the energy of Gratitude fills your soul. Then ask the question to the Universe- “What is the Purpose of this day?”
AWARE- Bring your full attention into the present moment. Notice how you feel (observe without judging), and relax into your being. When you are in conversation with someone, keep your attention on them- look them in the eyes. Notice when you are rushing around from one activity to the next and remember to focus on the NOW moment.
ALIVE- Get up and dance, or take a brisk walk, take a salsa class. Thank the Universe for breathing life into you! Do things that break you out of your comfort zone~ and do these daily. It’s time to change into your to your shiny new mindset, let go of those old belief systems and rattle your cage a bit.
Remember to Love who you are, and to LOVE who you are!
I am here to support you on your journey-
As always, feel free to reach out to me! Catherine@livinglotusgroup.com
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Thanks so much for your kind words, Ilene! Would love to have you join our tribe!
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I love what you wrote and would like to hear more of what you have to offer. I love the mindfulness part.
Ty for sharing
Thank you so much for your kind words, Matt! To answer your question about follow through, I always tell people to lead with compassion for themselves. Remember, it takes courage to change life-long behaviors. My recommendation is to program your phone to remind you (every few hours or so) to TAKE A DEEP BREATH. My clients love this, as it helps to bring the focus back into the present moment.
I couldn’t agree more. Very beautiful post. Even though it was a little later in my morning I followed your post and did al your recommendations and WOW. What an effect it had immediately on my emotions, my spirit and overall well being. You are a real gift and all you share is always so spot on. Look forward to seeing more and learning more. What do you recommend for someone that has a tough time following through on a practice like this? I know it seems so simple but I remember when it was hard for me…..Big Love, Matt.