Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Challenge Myself: Day #9 Quiet Your Mind

Today is Day #9 of our Nar Anon Group Just For Today Challenge. I am also integrating the Live Happy into my Challenge. The Live Happy Challenge for today is a quiet mind.

The book says,

Focus on your thinking at the start of every day.

When you first wake up...

Are your thoughts already rushing through your to-do list?
Are your thoughts jumping from one subject to another through thought associations?
Did a troubling dream leave you anxious, angry or fearful upon awakening?

If you have answered yes to any of the questions, spend ten minutes before you even get out of bed doing a mental check in.

Take deep breaths and be aware of your entire body. Feel anchored and center yourself. Quiet your mind. Think positive thoughts. Dial out the emotions of a bad dream or the anxieties of work or even the day ahead.

Relax in peace. The world can wait ten minutes.

Our son uses and abuses heroin and opiates. My mind always seems to be racing from one emotion to the next. I am sensitive to a lot of things around me especially when things are out of balance as well as negative and positive energy.

I have had to let go of a lot of emotions just to get from yesterday to today.

I start each day allowing myself fifteen minutes each morning just meditating. I put on soothing music, I light incense, a few candles and delve into my oils for my aromatherapy. This has been a part of my daily routine for the past two months. It has helped so much.

Just For Today: I will not allow my inner peace to be disturbed by things or people outside of my control.

From the book: Live Happy

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