How many times has it been that you regretted the way that you acted? It may have been a spur of the moment when you lost your control and raged on someone, but once the moment subsides, you are weighed by overwhelming guilt of acting in a way that is not in tune with you. Impatience, arrogance, frustration and rage- these are the emotions that quell when we don’t have control over ourselves.
You don’t have to continue being powerless to your emotions. There are in fact, ways in which you can tie a leash around them. One of the ways in which you can do this is using the help of mindfulness techniques.
Let us help you set things back in order. Read on…
Mindful Waking Up: Have A Purpose When You Leave Your Bed That Morning
If you need motivation, then you need intention. When you act in unintended ways, it means that there is a disconnect between the slower, conscious higher parts of the brain like the pre-frontal cortex and the faster, impulsive lower brain centers.
If you have the lower unconscious, impulsive part of the brain moving and guiding your thoughts and actions, then there will be oftentimes ‘clashes’ once you regain control. This is why it is important for you to set an intention.
When you remind yourself what your intentions are-especially in times of strained nerves- you will be in control and more compassionate in the way you speak and act.
Once you are awake, sit up in an upright posture. Close your eyes and make sure your spine is erect, but relaxed. Take a couple of deep, long breaths and smile wide. With that, ask yourself “what is my intention for today?” the answer could be a goal or a milestone that you want to fulfill.
- What do I need to take care of myself?
- How is it that I feel more connected to myself?
- How should I show up today so as to have the best positive impact on others?
Once you have the answers to these questions, you are ready to rise from the bed. Throughout the day, do remember to check in with yourself, and see how you are keeping pace. This helps you to re-focus and stay grounded.
Try these techniques and you are sure to reap the benefit of mindfulness a whole lot better. Refine the quality of life and learn to take control of every part of your existence.