’18 Things I Wish Someone Told Me When I Was 18′ #2

There are many times throughout the day where I catch myself forgetting to take deep breathes. This is because I get so caught up in what I am doing that I breathe less and work more. I know it sounds a little off, but it’s true. When was the last time you stood up straight, slowed down, and took a nice deep breathe? It’s so important to take time in your daily life to step back and look at your surroundings to appreciate them. To embrace the fact that you are here, right now, living a beautiful life with endless opportunities.Filling our brain with ‘To Do’s and worries can become such a habit, but we must remember to clear our thoughts and relax. The world moves so fast, we as humans tend to live at a pace that isn’t healthy. It always helps me to go to a place where I can’t be disrupted and to write my thoughts in a journal. When I look back on entries I wrote I am able to see where my mind was at that time and it helps me improve my person well-being for the future. Meditation has been proven to increase the production of serotonin levels (which influences and mood and behavior). Note that low levels of serotonin have been associated with depression, obesity, insomnia and headaches. So when you’re in need of a refreshing moment, walk away from what you’re doing, and spend some time with yourself. You’ll be amazed at the difference it will make in your life… Namaste loves.

“Sit alone in silence for at least ten minutes every day. – Use this time to think, plan, reflect, and dream.  Creative and productive thinking flourish in solitude and silence.  With quiet, you can hear your thoughts, you can reach deep within yourself, and you can focus on mapping out the next logical, productive step in your life.”

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