Get back to yourself within 2 minutes: this is how I do it
In our daily whirlwind lives, it is crazily easy to get caught up in the heat of things and lose the connection to yourself. This exercise will help you get back to you within a matter of minutes and can be done anywhere, anytime.
Paying attention to how you feel, putting yourself before others, staying close to your heart… We all know we feel better when we live life this way. But, you know, we’re also pretty busy, have things to do, obligations we can’t get out of, and all that jazz. Jazz that makes it rather easy to lose touch with ourselves in the process of getting everything done.
And you know what? That’s completely okay. It’s part of life. You simply can’t expect yourself to be 100% aligned 100% of the time. However, in those moments of overwhelm, it is kind of nice to have a few tricks up your sleeve to snap out of it and get yourself back in touch with you.
I love the exercise below to get back to myself and stop the whirlwind my mind can turn into from time to time. It is short, simple and effective, and can be done whenever, wherever. It makes you focus on your senses, which automatically forces you to get out of head and into your body.
Get back to yourself within 2 minutes
As I said before, you can do this whenever and wherever. However (that’s a lot of -evers, I’m aware), it does make things easier if you’re in a place where you can kind of disconnect yourself from the outside world. Lock yourself in a bathroom, for instance, if that helps you to focus on yourself for a second.
Close your eyes and put your hands on your stomach. Take a nice, deep breath: in for 4 seconds, hold for 4 seconds, out for 4 seconds. Repeat 3 times.
Open your eyes and name the following to yourself:
- 5 things you can see
- 4 things you can hear
- 3 things you can feel
- 2 things you can smell
- 1 thing you can taste
Appreciate this moment in which your senses are re-activated. Feel the peace and connection that appear while you get back to you.
Do you have a favorite way of reconnecting to yourself when daily life gets a little too heated? Share below and inspire others!