It is a difficult path to thrive on chaos, but that is where I find myself. Being born into something doesn’t mean that you have to stay in it. I get lost, surrounding myself with chaos, seeking misallignment so that I can stay preoccupied in sorting through it all. Waiting until the last minute to get ready, leaving for the airport with just minutes to spare, all just tiny pieces of chaos that I place into my pockets. It is possible to break these patterns and these tendencies. Here are a few things that I have found to help balance myself and find my way back to peace within myself.
- Therapy. Yep. Talk therapy is so healthy and so helpful. I started going to thereapy about 5 years ago, and it has helped me learn so much about myself. One of the greatest things my therapist taught me that I find myself thinking back to, is to take care of yourself like you would a friend. If you are depressed, or anxious, or sad or lost, think about how you would treat a dear friend going through the same thing. Then treat yourself that way. It is interesting to me that that wasn’t something I just did automatically.
- Meditation. To some people meditation is a foreign concept, they don’t even know where to start. There are hundreds of incredible guided meditations on youtube. Here is the link to my favorite. I lay down on the floor and listen with headphones, I find that it is the most effective. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1xwtA6C2DQ
- Keep a journal. This is huge. I have always kept a journal, thanks to my mom. But sometimes I go weeks without writing, and when I revisit it it amazes me. It is much easier to maintain my focus and my balance when I am revisiting my thoughts and actions at the end of the day, and more importantly; start your day writing just a few sentences about what you are grateful for. This has an incredible way of manifesting more and more good in your every day life.
I am going to work on adding these three things back into my life regularly. I got lost again, but I am on my way back to finding myself.