Your mind is constantly processing everything that comes into your vision. If your home or work environment is cluttered, this can result in your mind feeling this way too. It’s difficult to cultivate clarity or live thoughtfully in a chaotic space so try clear your spaces weekly, with the intention to embrace simplicity and being surrounded by only what you need.
Movement in any form helps alleviate stagnant energy held in the body and mind and is vital for our physical, mental and emotional strength. When we move, our heart race increases and our blood flows, brining fresh oxygen and nutrients to our body, brain and all our systems - all helping them function at their best and providing us with energy and clarity to live out our best life.
Join me for a calming and enlightening yoga practice on Sat 8 June, 10:00-13:00 at the Yoga Barn in the idyllic North Devon coast, to support you in learning how to tap into and trust your innate intuition so you are able to live more clearly and spaciously.
You will be guided through an exploration of slow, subtle but powerful yoga practices to free space throughout your body and direct focus on slowing down, drawing inward and connecting to your senses of smelling, feeling and hearing - all guiding you to move from the inner light of your intuition and creating the opportunity for true clarity to be found.
You can see more and book for this movement exploration here.
Ritual - a set of fixed actions performed regularly
Creating personal rituals for ourselves can have a wonderful effect on gaining and maintaining clarity in our daily lives. It doesn’t take much to create a sacred ritual for yourself - perhaps meditation at midday to reset, spritzing your atmosphere with an essential oil spray, reading a book, a warm essential oil bath before bed at least once a week, heading to a regular yoga class - there are many rituals that can consistently help you clear stagnant energy and tense vibrations throughout your day. Find what works to nurture your self care and immerse yourself mindfully into the action.
Aromatherapy has long been used and honoured throughout many cultures for their incredible abilities to cleanse and balance both within our bodies and in our environments. There are many ways to use essential oils and many of them are directly linked to clearing, grounding and uplifting.
I have mindfully created my own collection of hand crafted blends to enliven your senses and bring well-being and balance to your every day. In particular, my sweet & purifying blend CLARITY has been designed to support a more easeful breath, encourage focus and self-awareness and to bring clarity to mind.
With technology being such an integral part of our lives, we can lose sight of how much of a distraction our phones, computers and TVs can really be. With the flash of a message or beep of the phone, our attention is diverted and with this happening consistently and constantly throughout the day, it can leave you feeling overwhelmed and ultimately, disconnected from life as it unfolds. Turn off notifications, set aside specific time where you check your emails, social media and messages and the rest of the time? Enjoy immersing and connecting to the world around you.
In a world where we are confronted with busy schedules, bright colours, loud noises and overwhelming sensations, one of the most important things we can do to gain clarity is to be quiet. Carve out time daily to sit with yourself in silence without distraction - even just 5 minutes of meditation can support removing mental chatter and internal distractions and leave you feeling clearer.
Write It Out
Sometimes we just need to clear what is swirling in our minds by putting pen to paper. One of the best times to do this is first thing in the morning as your mind is not imprinted with happenings of the day. Before you check your phone, start attending to others and begin your day, sit down and let your thoughts out for 3 pages. Even if it feels like you have nothing to write, do it anyway. Our subconscious thoughts are sometimes just waiting to be released - they just need a prompt.
Challenge Your Thoughts
We can so easily be consumed by our thoughts, especially the ones that are telling us how and why we cannot do something. Challenge what you are feeding your mind and practice the ability to shift perspective. Consciously telling yourself the opposite of the destructive thought can help change your entire mindset.
Taking the time to notice, explore and nurture your inner environment to supportive your external environment is one of the most valuable things in helping to direct your life in a way that is authentic and true to you.
Enjoy the process. Take your time.