The Daily Reminder – Day 23: Emotional Health + Stillness

The Daily Reminder – Day 23: Emotional Health + Stillness

I have written before about the beauty of stillness. In fact, it is something I talk about a lot in both my therapy room and my parent/teacher workshops. If we don’t leave space for stillness, there is no time for reflection and growth. There is no time for peace and rest. If you find yourself saying, “I’m tired” a lot, it may mean you aren’t finding enough stillness.

I don’t think I am alone in believing that we are encountering less and less stillness in our world filled with immediate-gratification technology devices. We have lost the ability to be bored.  We have minimized the importance of face-to-face communication.

Let’s fight against that to find the stillness that we were really meant to have everyday. Imagine our ancestors without cell phones and televisions and tablets. Imagine the stillness they got to experience!?! I love technology as much as the next person, but I also know how much we truly miss out if we don’t seek those moments of peace. Everyday.

Find your moments of stillness and breathe them in today!

Recap from Day 22

We have a major home improvement project happening at our house and we are nearly at the end of it. Yesterday, I was reflecting and sharing with my husband how I sometimes have these moments of excitement and anticipation and happiness that make me feel like I am going to explode. I know that sounds strange, but there is no other way for me to explain it. And while it sounds strange, I love how it makes me feel movement in a positive direction.

Positive or negative, expressing those feelings to someone else is both therapeutic and a skill to be taught – particularly with children. We don’t all naturally come out of the womb knowing how to communicate about feelings. That’s okay. It is a skill to be practiced and developed. And the more we model that for our kids, the better they will be when they are older!

photo cred (Pixabay) – I chose this picture because 1. I love coffee, but 2. I also think a morning cup of coffee reminds me to find the stillness before I get going with my day. What do others do to find stillness??