Many of us have an issue with over-thinking: going into a mental spin and working ourselves up. Sometimes it’s with the overwhelm of all we need to accomplish, sometimes it’s because we’re taking things personally that aren’t personal (nothing is by the way), and sometimes it’s because we’re taking on too much/doing too much/trying to control everything.
These are just a few examples, the point is, we over-think things to death. We harp on issues of, “What did he mean when he said that to me?” or “Everything has to be done perfectly and I don’t have enough time!” By the way, lack of anything- time, money- is a huge precursor to the mental spin.
We think, think, think and what does all that thinking that bring about? Stress.
As Louise Kay (not Hay) says, it’s time to “Stop thinking and start feeling!” We need to slow things down. (Which is the greatest irony of the fear of not enough time. By slowing down, we actually gain time).
So how do we do that? When we’re in a spin and can’t quiet our minds, what’s the solution?
Focus on your feet.
“What?” you may be saying, “How is focusing on my feet going to help?”
Here’s how- by focusing on your feet and really feeling into them, you get out of your mind and back into your body. The feet are connected to the root chakra so it’s a way to ground and anchor yourself in. When you’re grounded, you can respond more truthfully and with wisdom to what you need to do. You can let go of things that really don’t matter. You can be present to what’s in front of you and make empowered choices.
The spin is tool of the negative ego; anchoring into the depth of your body is the way to combat that.
I’ve recorded a short meditation to help you with this very thing. It’ll be especially useful for when the spin is so bad, you need outside support to slow down and focus.
Bookmark this meditation so you have it available to help you when you need it most.
And remember, all your power is in your ability to be present and grounded. That’s where the answers and insights can come easily and elegantly to you. So get out of your head, and into your body.
Meditation Music by Marisa Imon
Me, Tina Germain, just sharing ways to make you the best you can be!