During times of change and stress it is really good to know how to keep your resilience topped up to cope with the challenges. One of the ways is to know the place that you can go to, in life or in your mind’s eye, that helps you feel safe and secure.
If you have a place already, that’s fantastic, it may be at home, in the garden or a lovely spot you know on a local walk. Sometimes it’s really great to create a peaceful place for relaxation, meditation, mindfulness in your own garden or a quiet space in your home, even if it’s small space, all you need are some soft throws, some cushions and some plants, as it’s always nurturing bringing nature indoors too. All the things that help you feel relaxed, cosy and comfortable.
Going to this place regularly to practice breathwork, meditation or mindfulness is extremely useful, because when times are stressful and maybe your feeling anxious, then imagine you are in the place of known safe and secure. Bring your attention, remember, what it looks like, what it feels like to be sat upon the cushions and throws, look around in your mind’s eye and really notice the surroundings. Whilst practicing the 4 count breath in through the nose and 6 count out through the mouth, and pressing feet and bottom into the ground, you are most likely able to reduce adrenalin, feel calmer and manage a challenge with clearer thinking, feeling more in control.