Self-Help For Emotional Gardening
When was the last time you spent a sustained amount of time cultivating your happiness not at the expense of others but for the benefit of yourself?
What are common weeds to be pulled from the damaging growths in your emotional garden’s landscape? Exceptions are some of the deepest rooted and hardest to pull out. We can so easily slip into a needless cycle of devastation from unmet expectations. Disappointment leads to a withering of our spiritual hopes and quickly a zapping of our abilities to cope joyfully with life around us. What are a few expectations you feel have, in the end, caused you pain and suffering?
"Consciousness is the quality or state of awareness (of) something within oneself." Wikipedia
If you find yourself overly stressed, replaying negative events in your life over and over then learn to stay focused on positives, to dispel negative thoughts and to embrace a clear and steady mind.
Start by spending time each morning on the over thinking. Take a step out of bed and breath. Tell yourself the day is new, my mind is new. The air is clear, my mind is clear.
Your Emotional Gardening routine for the first week:
Get up at dawn and drink restorative tea. Sit and sip your warm, healing tea. Practice calm thinking by walking for 20 minutes each morning. Nurture your happiness by healing your inner peace. Walking will help release all those negative replays, the constant going over of mistakes we all make. Let the replay stop and bring the moment forwards. Live within the stillness of your heart and each morning take time to refocus on a life worth cultivating.
At bed replay something happy from your day rather than a negative thought. Drink 10 oz of water and enjoy the sensation of the water, the temperature, the feeling of the glass in your hands. Stay focused on the moment at hand.
On the 7th day rest. Take the day off. Get somebody to watch pets, older kids. Sit in the shade for the summer months and meditate for an hour. Go for a slow, steady but easy two hour walk. Nap. Meditate for half an hour.
If you single mommas can't get a sitter, nap with the wee ones. Pack them in a stroller with entertainment and walk. While they eat meditate. If you're nursing meditate while baby eats. Baby wear them and walk. Curl up and sleep along side them.
Breath in the day, the scent of summer coming, the sweet smell of your kids, the intoxicating scent of your spouse, the scent of your favorite food. Breath these in and take strength, fertilize your emotional well-being by being an active participant in your life maintenance. Garden mindfully, live mindfully, love mindfully.