There can be a lot of pressures and challenges in life, with or without chronic illness. Sometimes we just need a reminder & a little inspiration to slow down.
The Hectic Nature Of Modern Life
Modern living can cause a cycle of constant busy-ness, where we’re always doing and continually striving, forever stressing about ticking off our to-do lists & juggling a million and one things in our heads.
It can be overwhelming and exhausting, and sometimes things get to be too much. Finances, health, relationships, work, worries, and anything and everything in between. We get bombarded with news and negativity, plus continual opinions and pressures on social media.
Sometimes we just need to stop, to carefully let down the plates we’ve been spinning and desperately trying to keep in the air. To step back and take a breather.
Remember that you’ve been through tough times before. You’ve likely felt exhausted and overwhelmed in the past. You’ve survived then and you can survive now. It’s okay to take a break.
Inspiration To Breathe
This is where mindfulness and meditation can be excellent. Let your thoughts and feelings present themselves without trying to push them away. Accept them and let them be, without judgement. Focus on your breathing, slowing it down and keeping it steady.
Try to take yourself away from the situation to find some peace and tranquility. Have a change of scenery and get yourself out into nature.
Unplug and disconnect from everything for a little while and just let yourself ‘be’.
Listen to some soothing or energising music, practice self-care, read something comforting or inspiring. Do whatever you need to help declutter your brain.
Nourish yourself. Slow down. Rest.
You’ve got this.