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Making Moments Matter

Looking at photographs and reflecting on precious moments, I smile and recall some moments with joy, some with sadness, others with regret.  How quickly each moment comes and goes, be it joyful, sad, challenging or other.  The moment is the moment, sometimes we are in it and sometimes not.  

 

I recall a horse riding lesson some years ago now with my horse Esperanza - In the lesson, the riding coach (Jose Mendez) pointed out that I was ahead of the horse and needed to be with her, in the moment and not ahead of her.  A wise observation and important lesson.

 

 At the time, I was curious.... How could I not be with her and be ahead of her while we are together?  Reflecting after the lesson, I noticed I was ahead and although we were together, my mind was cluttered with many thoughts.  I was always rushing, always thinking, always looking ahead and many times missing the joy of being in the moment.  

 

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Restless, low mood, fatigued or unable to let go of a situation, or the day?

3 Steps and find your equilibrium.

Sometimes after a busy day, caring for a love one, you might notice a feeling of restlessness, a shift in mood, fatigue, an inability to rest, thoughts from experiences in the day not going away or a sense of fogginess in your mind. 

This often occurs from rushing throughout the day and without our awareness, our automatic mode taking over. Our mind and bodies are hard wired to keep us safe so when we are rushing, exposed to traumatic or stressful events, our mind/body unconsciously initiates a fight, flight, or freeze response.

When this is noticed, you can take charge, take action and find your equilibrium.

Follow these 3 quick steps with a curious mind, in sequence, 30 seconds for each step:

  1. Notice the feelings and sensations in your body while you breath naturally
  2. Continue breathe naturally, begin to feel your feet on the floor, notice your breath,
  3. On each outward breath, notice your stomach soften. 

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