Saturday, October 28, 2017

How to Feel Less Tense and More Relaxed.

The other day I was doing my morning reading of the book The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle.  During the reading I came across a point that I really loved and that has helped me tremendously since then.

I have been kind of tense and in my body lately but every single time I do what he says to do I automatically feel less tense and more in the moment.  And this is super simple and easy to do, literally anyone will have time to do this and it will benefit your day.  I understand some people may not have time to meditate every single day so this will also benefit you if you are one of those people.

As for being present, that is what this exercise was intended to help with, but I also found it to help with being relaxed and not as tense.

Eckhart says to try an exercise.  He says to "Close your eyes and say to yourself 'I wonder what my next thought is going to be.' Then become very alert and wait for the next thought."

You should notice that it takes a while for you to even have a thought.  Now this is useful because throughout your day you may be thinking so much into the future and for everything you have to get done that day.  But this exercise takes you into the now and helps you realize that the now is all you have.

It has helped me for the same reason.  Even before starting to write this, I was thinking of everything I have to do.  I have to write this today, go workout, read, make a video, and go to work.  Kind of a lot to focus on when right now I should be present while writing this, not focussed on those things.

And I am glad that I did that exercise before writing this because now I am able to focus solely on sharing this with you, not the other things I have to worry about today.  I can worry about those when I am done with what I am doing now, and so can you.

I hope this helped you get into the present and feel more relaxed.  Being relaxed is the one thing we all need, since we all get caught up in what we have to do, not what we are doing at this very moment.

Make the best of today,

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