Time to reboot?
Is your life in a panic, doing too much at once?
I remember that old saying: “The hurrier I go, the behinder I get”…
Like when all of a sudden you find your energy gets the “spinning ball of death”
If that happens to your computer, then you know it’s time to reboot.
Like a computer, we must have enough hard drive space (enough room to store stuff), processing speed (the energy to do the work), enough ram (mental space to multi-task), and not be doing too many things at once. If we get overloaded, we will crash.
A reboot can give your computer a fresh start. But how do we do that for us in “real life”?
How to ‘Reboot’
SHUT DOWN PHYSICALLY
It’s important to start with our physical foundation. Stop. Surrender. Rest. You can’t do business from an empty warehouse. So to make sure you have enough energy, practice taking care of your body through enough rest, hydration, exercise, Yoga or meditation and good food.
After Rest, plan new habits of self care:
Physically, stop pushing yourself beyond your capacity. Slowing down will get you there faster. Like the tortoise and the hare: Slow and Steady wins the race.
Did you know the first reaction in the body to dehydration is stress? I could see it in my kids when they would get hyper active or tense for no reason. As soon as I’d give them a glass of water or juice they would calm down immediately.
FEED your HEAD:
Fill your mind with good thoughts. If your mind is racing, (have a glass of water first – LOL) then Choose one saying. Repeat it over and over, like a mantra.
I remember having stressful thoughts as a teenager. I decided to read that book – the power of positive thinking – and in it, Norman Vincent peel mentioned you should say over and over again “every day in every way I am getting better and better”. And I thought “wow that’s really dumb” but I was feeling really depressed one day while walking home from school, so I thought I might as well try it -what can I lose? And after about 10 minutes of saying it over and over, I actually started to feel better. I was really surprised it worked.
Over the years I’ve tried it again and again with different sayings and it works to lift my mind to a better place.
FEED YOUR EMOTIONS
Your body affects your mind and your mind affects your emotions and they will all help each other. Believe it or not, the world is not going to fall apart without our stressing over everything to hold it all together.
Examining our underlying emotions can help unlock the reasons we thought we had to work so hard in the first place. Was it for approval? Love? Out of shame or fear of not being good enough?
When you start being nicer to yourself, you’ll feel better, all around. And you’ll be nicer to everyone else, too.
The whole reason I wanted to study all of these things was to find out how to end pain in my own life: emotional pain, mental pain, the agonizing burden of sadness for the world and my inability to change it.
Eventually I learned that I have no control over others. The only control I really have in this world is by taking charge of my own physical well-being, state of mind, and my own emotions.
The secret of happiness is really quite simple, but no one else but you can make it happen. It’s not hard, but it takes a lot of work.
Learning to hear what your subconscious is trying to tell you is a fascinating topic I’ve studied for years. With it you can open the window to see your true purpose in life. We’ll go into that in depth in my next videos.
The marvelous thing is that we can have more energy to do the things that we want to do and more joy in doing them when we practice taking care of ourselves.
IF YOU DON’T TAKE CARE OF YOUR BODY, YOU WON’T HAVE ANYWHERE TO LIVE!