Hi Blogville! So great to be here with you guys. Today I want to talk about micro adjustments we can make to our lives that will have macro effects! Little things, big difference.
We talked about pain. Has to be dealt with. Read some old blogs I wrote on the subject if you struggle with pain. Take control. Get in the drivers seat.
Do body scans throughout the day. Up and down. Where am I all tight and achy? Breathe into that area. Seriously. Find an area of discomfort in your body. Close your eyes and imagine as you breath, this area is filled with air and light, and opens up to be healed. Keep breathing in to the pain and what do you know? Pain is removed.
Sure, temporarily. I haven’t figured out how to make it long term except fix what ails you. I usually have lower back pain from my scoliosis down there. But I make a point that I am comfortable as possible. That any pillows, etc. have been fully utilized to minimize any strain or stress to the area. And I always consciously correct and unwind my spine, all day long.
Always cold? I know it sounds obvious, but put some layers on. I wear leggings and pants as well as lots of top layers as well, through the cold times. I’m wearing a winter hat inside right now because it’s maybe one degree Fahrenheit outside. And I love my hat. And to be more sustainable and need less energy, I’m always layered. But people will bitch about being cold and you look at them, and they have one little button up shirt on, with no wife beater or anything. Of course you’re fucking cold, it’s winter and your dressed like summer!
Is something broke and you just keep dealing with it? Create a list of “What’s Bugging You?” Pick 5 things that are bothering you. The key in the lock sticks. You don’t have a spare key stashed away. Whatever your situation may be that causes you to occasionally panic or grow upset. Do one item off the bugging you list each day or each week. It’s interesting how much peace can be experienced when we’ve smoothed all the wrinkles of our lives and stay in the present moment.
If you were to look at my credit card statements, student loans, and the dismal state of my investments and savings, you’d think I’d be the last person you’d take financial advice from. But I read, remember? And I often remember what I read! Action and awareness are very, very different. But they help each other work better. Make a list of your five biggest bills. Find a way to reduce one of them. And I do this. Every quarter or so. Ok, maybe twice a year. But still, every bit helps and if I were to look at what I was paying every month before to now, it’s amazing how far I’ve come.
These kinds of micro adjustments will have a big impact on you later down the road. Be aware. Be present. And grow dapperdom with each conscious breath,