In the previous article, we talked about the importance of being honest and about a tool: the honesty journal 🙂
But how does it work, exactly, an honesty journal? Is it about saying always what we feel or what we think truthfully? Do we need to “impose” it to our friends, family and colleagues, despite social conventions and despite the risk of hurting other people’s feelings?
No! Let’s focus on the person who is the closest to us: ourselves!
Emotions are a great source of energy, even if it is not always easy or comfortable to experience them! How can we train so to reduce our control and tap more into our intuition?
There you find 5 steps that will help you to increase your awareness in a specific situation and give you a base to train how to change it.
And if you need more support, you can always contact me!
In my last article, we talked about how we control our body by repeating and reducing ourselves, when we want to feel safe.
That pattern allows us to avoid certain emotions that we consider negative: fear of being rejected, anger, guiltiness, sensation of missing out something important..
Those emotions can help us to navigate in our life. They give us some clues about what is going on inside us: what do we want or not? What makes us feel comfortable or not? What do we appreciate or not? How are we stuck in our life?
In the previous article we focused on expanding and practicing our respiration and also to pay attention and reducing some of our “daily life produced tension”.
Now I would like to look a bit closer to the question: why do we tend to reduce our breathing and tense up?
The answer is quite simple: through reducing the breath, suppressing and limiting, we try to gain control.
You would probably be surprised if I would start my article by asking you « to breath ». You would probably think that breathing is something you do anyway and doesn’t need to be enhanced. However, breathing is the most underestimated and forgotten ability we have.
By increasing our ability to breath, we could reduce our stress level and have a healthier life.