If you and I aren’t careful our days can turn into a race with each of us making a mad dash to the finish line. Before we know it, we’ve fallen into bed exhausted only to start it all over as soon as we wake up.
It’s time to “raise our frequency” and not allow our day to slip by without experiencing it fully. Raising your frequency means raising up your energy level for your benefit (which tends to benefit others in the meantime).
- Become conscious of your thoughts. When a positive or negative thought pops up in your head, acknowledge it. If it’s positive, sit with it, savor it and be grateful for it. If it’s negative, accept it, sit with it, and then turn it into a positive (there is something positive in everything, you may just need to change the lens from which you are looking at it.
- Find something beautiful. Beauty is all around us. Take time to see it and be grateful for it.
- Be conscious of the foods you eat. Pay attention to how some food makes you feel. Determine to chew slowly and savor the taste of it. Read the ingredients on the package.
- Drink water. Drinking water will flush out toxicities. Plus your skin will love you for this.
- Meditate. Sit quietly. Close your eyes and breath in and out. Listen to the sounds around you. Feel the seat you are sitting on. Hear yourself taking breaths. Too often we rush through our days with a scattered brain leaving us in a state of anxiety and stress. Meditation helps to calm us down and put you in a peaceful state of mind.
- Be grateful. Stop complaining. There is more to be grateful for than we can ever imagine. The fact that there is breath in your lungs as you’re reading this is just one example. Before you go to bed, consider jotting down a quick list of 5 things you were grateful for that day.
- Practice acts of kindness. Giving to someone else shifts your thinking from “I don’t have enough”, “Nobody cares about me,” or “Woe is me,” to “I have more than enough to give to others. Give without expecting something in return.
- Get your blood pumping. Move your body. Jog, take the stairs, step outside and walk. Just move.
- Have fun. Bring out your inner child. Let go of judgment to release your fear of what other people think, and do what you love. Be a kid again. Doodle, play with sidewalk chalk, climb a tree, skip, ride a bike, etc. Oh, and don’t forget to laugh!
- Love yourself. Be your own best friend. Treat yourself well. Respect your boundaries and values. When you love yourself, and completely accept yourself, you begin to love and accept others as they are as well. I love the African proverb that reads: “When there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do you no harm.”
15 Minutes of Freedom
Here’s a challenge for you: Take some time out of your day for 15 Minutes of Freedom.
Break the 15 minutes up into doing things from the list above. Perhaps it’s:
- A 2-minute walk down your street (without your phone!)
- A 3-minute break to read a chapter in a book
- 10 minutes of meditation
You decide what your 15 minutes consist of. Raise your frequency by raising your awareness of the world around you. You’ll be glad you did.