With COVID looming around and almost a full year seems lost, I felt I had become detached from myself. I began to feel the weight of the unknown and the strain of anxiety almost on a daily basis. My anxiety and bad habits were getting the worst of me. Just when I needed it, the yoga studio I teach at, The Mat Yoga Studio, Dallas, Texas, was offering a 6 week reset for the fall to help get reset. And to start on a good foot for the new year – I felt that was exactly what I needed in my life. I’ve tried detoxes in the past, some a few days to a week, but never one lasting this long! The last detox was truly challenging and I haven’t been ready to try again until now. And being me, multi-tasking queen, I decided to implement my own individual goals within the cleanse period. I wanted to detox my body and my mind and my house. I wanted to brake old habits and create healthy new ones. A whole new reset including mind, body, spirit and home. To change your life, you need to change your mindset. Here’s how I went about it:
Journaling or creating art is a great way to express emotions and work through trauma. It allows time for reflection and gratitude as well as working through things that you’re unable to talk about or past issues that you can’t let go. This “metabolizing” of the past (or present) frees your attention to focus on your priorities. It can be a mind dump of sorts. It’s not all flowers, hearts and positive quotes – sometimes we must explore the darker parts of our psyche to recognize both both light and dark are essential and must be witnessed and kept in balance. Use writing or art to find the edges and depth of traumatic experience and how trauma lives in your body and shows up in your everyday life. Become the witness and allow yourself to write the “unallowable” without dwelling there. Let your mind feel the release of writing, drawing, or creating art while exploring different mediums. Using this tool of expression to work through blockages in your life, to get a clearer picture of your potential, and to help define
By: Rene Hawthorne
Title: Ready, Set, Reset!
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Published Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2020 17:43:53 +0000