Stop saying, "I'll do it later."
If you're like me, you've probably been saying "I'll do it later" for years. You say this when your boss asks you to stay late at work or when your mom asks if she can borrow money for groceries. You say it when someone says something hurtful in passing and makes you feel bad about yourself. You even say it when the universe has given you an opportunity to grow--but only if the timing feels right (and often enough, it doesn't).
The problem with putting off self-care until tomorrow is that there's always another tomorrow--and then another one after that! Before long, we find ourselves surrounded by a pile of other people's priorities and responsibilities while our own personal growth suffers from neglect.
Mindful breathing is a simple exercise that can help you connect with your higher self.
- Breathe in through your nose for five seconds, hold for two seconds, then exhale through the mouth for seven seconds.
- Repeat this pattern 10 times or more until you feel relaxed and calm in mind and body.
- If you're feeling anxious or stressed out during the day, take a minute to do some mindful breathing before responding to whatever situation has arisen (or calling someone who may be upset).
Quieting the mind.
Connecting with your Heart Chakra.
The Heart Chakra is one of the most important chakras to open in order to connect with your higher self. It's also a great way to practice gratitude, which is key for cultivating a positive mindset and attracting good things into your life.
Opening the heart chakra can help you feel more compassion for yourself as well as others, so it's important for anyone who wants to make real changes in their lives. If you're having trouble opening this energy center, try meditating on it every day until you start feeling better emotionally--and then keep going!
Creating a Self-Love Practice.
- Write down your goals.
- Do yoga.
- Practice gratitude (in the morning and at night, or whenever you feel like it).
- Be kind to yourself, even if it's just for a few moments at a time! It's so easy to get caught up in our own heads and forget how amazing we are--but there are so many reasons why we should love ourselves as much as possible: we're human beings living on this planet; no one else can do what we do; our bodies have an amazing capacity for healing themselves if given the chance...the list goes on! So take some time every day/week/month/year (or however often works best for you) and appreciate yourself through self-compassion practices like journaling about all the things that make us special; setting aside space where we can reflect on how far we've come since starting out on this journey called life; asking ourselves what makes us happy; working towards finding more joy each day by doing something fun every now again...these kinds of activities help bring balance into our lives which then helps create peace within ourselves so that when anxiety comes knocking at our door again later down the road there won't be enough room left over inside us where negative thoughts could grow into something bigger than they ever should've been allowed too become."
Self-love, self-care and mindfulness can all help you connect with your higher self.
In order to connect with your higher self, it's important to first love yourself. You are a reflection of the universe and what you put out into the world will come back to you. So if you're not happy with yourself, don't expect others around you to be either.
In addition to loving yourself, it's also important that you practice self-care by taking care of your physical body through exercise, healthy eating and sleeping habits. It will help keep your mind clear so that when you do meditate or pray for guidance from above (or whatever source works for you), it won't be clouded by stress or anxiety about everything else going on in life at that moment.
Mindfulness meditation is another great way for people who aren't used to being alone with their thoughts - which tends happen more often as we get older - because this technique allows us time away from distractions like social media platforms where most millennials spend most waking hours scrolling through posts instead of actually interacting face-to-face with other human beings!
I hope these tips help you to connect with your higher self. Remember that you are a divine being who has come here on Earth to help others, so don't forget to take care of yourself as well!