This month has been about seeking contentment in the present moment. I’ll be honest and tell you that I have not always found that easy to do. So often I want things to be the way they were before or I want them to be the way I see them in the future.
I actually just got back from dropping a friend off at the airport because she just found out that her father passed away and she is headed home. I can only imagine that it would be difficult to find contentment in that situation. It also made me realize that we only have this moment.
In my research about contentment, I read that we all have an unshakeable inner peace and when we can get in touch with that peace we will find contentment.
This is not something I consider easy to do but I definitely consider it worth trying. I hope you join me on a 3 day journey to dig a little deeper within ourselves in search of contentment in our daily lives.
Grab a journal or a piece of paper. In my last post about contentment I wrote:
“Know that there is something to learn from everything, everyone, and every experience that crosses your path.”
Take a moment today to discover what you are supposed to be learning about in your life right now. Maybe you are dealing with something heavy related to loss, money or addiction. Maybe you are learning from abundance, celebration or success. Whatever your current situation is take some time to see the lesson you could be learning. Then write about how that lesson can help you create the future you desire.
This won’t be as mentally and emotionally taxing as Day 1! I want you to find a quiet place to take a break. You are going lie down and put your legs up. Ideally, you would lie on the floor and put your legs up the wall. If that is not comfortable or accessible you can be on the couch and put your legs on the arm or the back. You could also do this in bed with your legs up the wall or on pillows. I want your legs to be higher than your heart. (this is not recommended if you have serious eye, neck or back problems).
One of the big benefits of this is that it calms the mind. It is my go-to pose for stress-relief. I honestly do this pose multiple times a week. It works if you are celebrating life’s successes and it also works if you are dealing with life’s hard blows. It requires you to slow down and allows you to feel refreshed after. Do this for 5, 10, 20 or 30 minutes.
You can put on soothing music, light a scented candle or put an eye pillow over your eyes. Just relax in the pose. Inhale deeply and exhale out of your mouth like a sigh. Then breathe naturally. Close your eyes. Then do nothing. You can try to relax your mind, you can repeat to yourself “I am exactly where I am supposed to be,” or you can seek contentment in the moment.
I always feel content with life when I am dancing to a good song and you probably do too. So find at least one good song to crank up and dance to today. Moving your body to a favorite song helps get you out of the past and the future and into the present moment. For those of you not feeling up for dancing I would recommend finding a song that you love and lying down to listen to it with your eyes closed. Take that time to enjoy the song.
During these 3 days I would also like you to repeat to yourself “I am exactly where I am supposed to be.” Repeat it as often as needed. I made some printables for you to print out as reminders. Click below to get yours.
Hopefully, at the end of this week you will feel more content with your life as it is now. Remember to come back to this challenge any time you feel the need to seek contentment in your life.
Starting tomorrow I will be sharing videos to go with each of these challenges so make sure you are following me on social media and/or join my Facebook group #kbfeelgoodchallenge.