4 Ways to Live
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
1. Savor Life’s Treasures
…Big and Small.
“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,’thank you,’ that would suffice.”
– Meister Eckhart
Living in the moment without judgment or distractions can help you enhance personal relationships, and even have a positive effect on your health. Practice gratitude today by reciting this quote while your out in nature, and thinking of what you’re grateful for…
2. Cultivate Mindfulness
When you feel your good mood evaporating, a mindfulness meditation can help you identify those nasty bandits that steal your positive outlook. You may be surprised by how quickly a simple meditation or visualization can help sharpen the quality of your thoughts. Start by doing the BLT, a breathing exercise to battle stress and curb your cortisol levels. You can try it, right now, wherever you are:
• Get comfortable in your chair. Make sure your shoulders are relaxed, down and back, and that your chest is nice and open.
• Take a nice, steady inhale on a count of 6.
• When you reach the top, try and hold it there for a count of 6. And while you’re holding your breath, listen. Try and identify any sounds around you, however distant or faint they may be: An air conditioner rumbling…A dog barking down the street…Whatever it is, be specific and mentally pinpoint the source of each sound.
• Slowly, exhale on another count of 6 and repeat.
3. Let Go Of Uncertainty…
Be grateful for the uncertainty you feel…because uncertainty is just another name for possibility! To help let go, and allow the journey to become an adventure, try today’s 20-minute video (click play above), where I guide you through a series of dynamic balance exercises to recruit your stabilization muscles and activate your entire body.
Remember, no matter what your age, your body’s balance is your best ally for creating core stability, so it’s important to include it in your weekly workout!