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It’s Time To Get Out Of Your Own Head!

It’s Time To Get Out Of Your Own Head!

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One of the biggest problems facing a lot of people in the modern age is that of constantly overthinking every little thing that ever happens. It’s pretty common for people to try and interpret things that go on in their lives but when you get to the point where you spend so much of your time doing this that it starts to get in the way of actually being able to live your own life. If you feel as though you’re starting to get to that point, don’t worry, there are things that you can do. With that in mind, here are a few ways that you can start to get out of your own head.

 

Be productive

 

One of the most common reasons that people get into their own heads a lot of the time is that they don’t have anything else to occupy their thoughts. You need to make sure that you have things that you can do that can occupy your thoughts and keep you from obsessing and overthinking. Rather than sitting around all the time, take up some kind of hobby. It can be a physical activity like jogging or some kind of sport, or perhaps something you can do at home like knitting or crafting. Even simple things like watching TV, or listening to podcasts can be incredibly useful.

 

Talk to someone

 

The problem with most people’s brains is that it becomes incredibly easy to end up in some kind of feedback loop that ends up putting you in the position where you’re rolling thoughts round and round in your head until they completely snowball out of control. One of the best ways to avoid this is simply to talk to someone. It doesn’t really matter who you talk to; it could be a licensed therapist, a friend or family member, even psychic telephone readings can offer you comfort and someone to talk to. Even the simple act of getting things off your chest can make them feel a lot less insurmountable.

 

Practice mindfulness

 

Mindfulness may be a word that you’ve heard bandied around a lot, but it really can be incredibly effective. The key to mindfulness is adjusting your focus to the here and now rather than worry about what happened before or what might happen in the future. It’s not always an easy thing to achieve, but there are a lot of resources online and even smartphone apps that can help you to embrace mindfulness as a method of helping you get through the day.

Of course, it’s important that you’re able to recognise the difference between everyday overthinking and something a little more serious. A lot of people are still somewhat hesitant to think or talk about things like anxiety, depression, or any other form of mental illness, but it’s crucial that you don’t ignore these kinds of things. There’s no shame in needing help and struggling with something like that so you should make sure that you reach out for the help and treatment that you really need.

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How to Set Up Your Home Yoga and Meditation Space

By Guest Blogger Diana S.

How to Set Up Your Home Yoga and Meditation Space

 

For many people, yoga is the one thing that keeps them healthy – body, mind and soul. While it is all about finding the time to slow down, be still, and listen to your inner self, a lot of us just don’t have as much time as we would like to head down to the yoga studio. Have you ever thought how much simpler life would be if you could just create your own personal yoga studio? Here is a simple guide on how to create a designated yoga corner at home.

Do I need a yoga space at home?

Having a yoga space at home is not just a matter of convenience. Sure, sometimes when you are tired after work, or it’s raining outside, you just don’t feel like leaving home and heading down to the studio. But it’s not just about what is easy. Don’t be discouraged thinking your home is just too small. Your studio doesn’t even have to take up an entire room. Just choose one corner of a room where you feel pleasant. It could be in your bedroom, living room, or, if you enjoy fresh air, even your garden. Your yoga corner will affect the energy of the space making you feel calmer whenever you see it. It will also remind you to take the time to practice and meditate more often.

Prepare your space

Whether you have chosen an entire room, a rarely used corner or the outdoors, your first step should be not to add objects, but to declutter. Yoga is all about clarity and the free flow of energy. Too many objects, especially inconsequential ones, will staunch this energy flow. For optimal energy, you can consult the rules of Feng Shui. Take a look at your space: anything that distracts you and disturbs your sense of clarity and calm needs to go. For starters, clear out all the mess and all unnecessary objects, and get quality gym flooring.

Decorate and supply

Apart from your yoga mat, there’s very little supplies that you actually need. Depending on the type of yoga you practice, you might also need beads, a pillow or a singing bowl. If you like meditating to certain sounds, relaxing music, or practice guided meditation, try to set up your sound system to be as unobtrusive as possible. You could paint the walls a soothing color, or choose a corner by the window if you feel that looking out the window helps you stay connected to nature and your environment.

Finishing touches

Choose the details you want to add carefully and sparingly. Don’t give in to temptation to clutter the space again. Choose a few details that you love seeing and that will instantly help your mind go into a meditative state. A lot of people choose a potted plant and perhaps a drawing or a painting that speaks to them. A small statue of Buddha is also found at plenty of home studios. If you have children and would like to teach them how to practice mindfulness too, you could make calming glitter jars together and keep them in your home yoga studio as well.

Having your own tiny studio, or even just a corner of your home where you can practice or meditate could help you use your time to the fullest, even when you are too busy or tired to leave home. Actually, setting up this space doesn’t take too much money or effort at all, and it will bring you many relaxing hours enjoying the calming, beneficial effects of yoga at your own home.

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