“Get out of your head.” I find myself saying this to my clients all the time, and also to myself. It’s amazing how much of our attention goes into what’s happening in the top 10% of our bodies. Now granted, it’s the location of the doorways to 4 of our senses, and the brain, itself, is very important; we do need to use our heads, a lot. The problem comes, when we’re stuck there and forget that a great deal of information is available to us in our own hearts.
When it comes to making decisions and problem solving, a deep centering breath can make all the difference. What do I really want? What needs to happen, first? Which way do I go? The deep heart knows.
The more time we spend spinning our mental wheels, the easier it is to get stuck in a crazy, unproductive loop. The brain gets locked into a Beta brainwave pattern, which can lead to depression. If you find yourself going over and over the same things, it’s time to stop and breathe into the space around your heart. It’s time to quiet your mind’s chatter for a while, and just listen.
If worry has you in its grip and you find it difficult to quiet down or connect with your heart, contact me for a no-cost, 20 minute strategy session.