Self-Care Sunday: Sitting in Stillness

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After a long and stressful week of working, or even after the day’s events, sometimes I just want to sit in silence. There are days when I will sit in my meditation space, and instead of journaling or doing a guided meditation, I will just sit there and watch the candles as they flicker into the night.

Stillness is something that was at one point foreign to me, but now I’ve grown to crave it. As a form of self-care, stillness helps to slow you down and appreciate the present moment. It also helps to calm your spirit when dealing with highly anxious and stressful moments.

I don’t believe in there being a “specific” time you are mandated to practice stillness; it is something you can take with you throughout the day and night. I have practiced stillness in the morning, the middle of the day and even late at night before I go to bed. It’s a great tool I use and it’s been in my self-care arsenal for a while :).

Here are a few tips on how you can get into using stillness as a self-care tool in your everyday life.

Ways to practice stillness:

  • Take slow deep breaths when breathing.
  • Do not force it.
  • Schedule time to be still.
  • Remain calm. Avoid distractions.
  • Listen to soft music.

This week, see if there is a moment in your day where stillness can be beneficial to improving your mood and allowing you to find the calm amongst all the chaos. 🙂

One thought on “Self-Care Sunday: Sitting in Stillness

  1. Pacific Northwest and Beyond – I do small web design projects and write the local and travel blog and event calendar Pacific Northwest and Beyond. I love travel, coffee, writing, photography, and, outdoor activities (when I'm not avidly writing, reading or doing computer stuff!)
    Pacific Northwest and Beyond says:

    Nice reminder. Scheduling the time to be still is important and I would add — schedule it every day. It takes a long time to make a habit and whether your “practice” is meditation or prayer or whatever-you-call-it if you don’t commit to doing it regularly it’s hard to do. But once you get into a regular pattern it gets easier. Meditation makes a difference. I say this as someone who kept up a regular daily practice for a long time, then stopped when I needed it most…and am trying to get back into the routine I got out of because I now see how beneficial it really was.

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