Holiday hustle and bustle, while festive and celebratory, can often leave little time for stillness. It’s no wonder that November and December seem to be extra stressful for most people. There is simply not enough emphasis on quiet reflection and listening to your intuition while there are holiday parties to attend, pies to bake, and gifts to purchase.
However, you can beat the stress and exhaustion this year by committing to creating space for stillness. During your quiet time, you can practice listening to your body, your mind, and your intuition. Once you are in the habit of being still daily, you will wonder how you ever survived without it.
Start Your Day
Stillness can be easiest to find in the morning before your day begins. If you are able to set your alarm even ten minutes earlier, you can take advantage of a quiet house and a slower pace. Try meditating or sitting quietly for five minutes in the morning, before your coffee, shower, or other routines. As you get used to the practice, you can increase your stillness interval to ten or fifteen minutes.
Break Your Day
If the morning doesn’t work for you, or if you are looking for another option to carve out quiet time, try it during the middle of your workday. You can set a recurring alarm on your phone or calendar that reminds you to close your office door and sit quietly for five minutes. This is an excellent option to beat workday stress and can be especially effective if you spend the majority of your time at work making decisions.
Before Big Events
Finally, use stillness as a part of your weekly routine by making a conscious effort to be still before major events or decisions. You can’t listen to your intuition if the world around you is too loud. Instead, tune into what your intuition thinks by settling into stillness before you have to make a big decision or call.
If you’d like to learn more about tapping into your intuition, call our office. We would love to show you how to listen to your own body, mind, and heart.