Creating a sense of quiet space can greatly calm your nerves, reduce your stress, bring balance to your well-being and help you connect with your inner self. When we are constantly running we don’t have a chance to hear our inner self. Taking a 5-minute break and just “being” is a super way to calm your mind and body.
There are easy and enjoyable steps to calming your mind.
Perhaps you feel every minute of your day is allocated and taking five minutes to sit will prevent something important from getting done. In the bigger picture this 5-minute breather, will help you to become more focused and productive. It sounds simple but it can be challenging at first to sit without thought. Give it a try.
Here are easy steps you can do to calm your mind:
- Set aside a time of the day when you won’t feel torn or rushed for taking the time out.
- Find an enjoyable place to sit. This could be on your balcony watching the sunrise or sunset or your special place.
- Prepare for this sacred moment with something you enjoy such as a hot tea.
- Now just sit for 5 minutes and do nothing. Don’t think about anything. Just watch things in your surroundings without expectations or thoughts of your daily activities.
We are called “beings” but we have a hard time just being. By sitting for 5-minutes we are being… being in the moment… not thinking of the past or the future. This is a way to dissociate your thinking from your body.
Thinking about things is not “being” (or getting in touch with your inner self). Try to turn off your thinking… the voices, the worries, the stories, the opinions, the problem solving, and get in touch with your inner self.
Try to “be” silent for just 5-minutes a day. You will be surprised how quickly 5 minutes passes. See if you can work up to two times a week, and then three and perhaps even two times a day. It can be liberating to free yourself from your mind. Eventually it can develop into a ritual and help you to listen to and hear your inner self. Notice what changes for you. What transformations in your mind, your body, or your life do you notice, by taking 5-minutes to “be”?