~ Feel The Spin | Debbie Harry ~
"Today, be aware of the power of your mind. Give it your focus and consciously direct it. It will run away on its own, of course, but your goal is simply to redirect it back to the ways you wish to think and be… Today, your goal is to pull yourself back into now, over and over, whenever you find your mind drifting to thoughts of the past or worries or daydreams of the future; come back into now, this very moment, and once here, focus on the most important things that you need to accomplish, do and be right now… Every moment of every day, bring yourself back into now, erase any feelings of victimization, fear or doubt, and come into a peaceful center, a place where you can fully shine and be. And in this place, consciously choose how to act." (Quado through Carrie Hart)
Maybe it is the heat of the humid Florida weather or it could be the calm after the storm of life circumstances that have come at me like a fast moving freight train. I have run out of energy, my concentration levels and focus is all but gone and I just crave rest and relaxation. Throw in a little anxiety and depression I'm attributing to guilt for all those things needing to be done that I have not been doing. I'm straight up tired and absolutely cannot motivate myself to do anything!
We all have those times, don't we?
As I was cleaning out my email box today, I came across my featured quote for the day. It got me thinking about what I need to accomplish at this very moment. The conclusion I came to as I let my mind drift . . . I need to chill out . . . just flat out DO NOTHING, relax and let my mind continue to drift to those peaceful places it wants to go.
Honestly, our minds and bodies tell us what we need when we need it . . . we just have to listen. Sometimes it is necessary to DO NOTHING, chill out and just be. In my working days, they were called "mental health days" when I would call in sick and stay in bed all day. It is like giving yourself a little vacation from everything that is bothering you.
All of life's pesky little things will still be there waiting for you when you get back. The difference is that you can deal with those things more effectively with a rested mind and body.
Go ahead . . . do nothing!