You don't have to be a guru
Updated: Apr 9, 2020
Stress is inevitable, sometimes (like in a fire, flood or pandemic) more so than other times. On occasions, it is just you who is feeling stressed and you have non-stressed people around to support you; at other times, the whole world seems to be a seething globe of stress. So, what could we be doing to better manage our stress?
Okay, we might dream of becoming a guru and spending our day in blissful peace on the top of some idyllic mountain, meditating, doing yoga and eating nothing but nutritious organic vegan food, but you don’t have to avoid your ‘real’ life and you don’t have to become a guru in order to relax.
Any time spent pursuing relaxation, no matter how brief, is time well spent.
So, listen up… Yes, you! Lean in. Are you ready?
I give you permission to stop, to stay in your pajamas all day, to rest, to lie on the sofa and stare at the ceiling, to sleep in, to spend hours watching movies on TV, to sit and contemplate nature, for however much time you have available…1 minute, 30 minutes, an hour.
The important thing is to start somewhere, and there’s no better place to begin than where you find yourself right now. Yes, the world might be falling down around your ears, but 1 minute of relaxation (if that is all you can spare) will help you remain stable on the ever-shifting ground.