You’re Eating Clean…What’s Next?
You are so conscious about what you eat that your friends are constantly asking for your favorite way to use avocado, and your skin glows like the sun on a warm summer’s day. This is amazing!
But don’t stop there.
Cleaning up your eating habits is really just the start. Often times while we are busy taking care of our bodies, our hearts and minds can slip through the cracks. Check out these five ways to clear out pockets of your consciousness that may be packed with negative energy that could very well be blocking your bliss.
- Forgiveness: I know at first it sounds cheesy but this is huge. If there is someone in your life that you need to forgive, this energy could very well be sucking you dry and blocking new relationships. Take a moment and consider, is there someone in your life that when you think of them, you cringe? Is there someone that if you saw them on the street, you’d run the other way? If the answer is yes, you have some unfinished business. You don’t need to give them a hug the next time you see them, but if you don’t have love in your heart for someone, that hatred is only hurting you. Light some candles, burn some sage and forgive them. You don’t even have to tell them. This is more for you than for them.
- Criticism: How kind are you to yourself? Do you find yourself criticizing others a lot? It’s a trap we can get caught in from time to time. If you are super critical of yourself or others, there is a good chance you are spewing negative energy out and about. Often times we aren’t even aware of this, but take a moment to listen the next time your mind speaks up. The words we speak and the thoughts we think shape the way our lives unfold. If you get caught up in criticism, take a deep breath and flip the script. Say something nice about yourself. Give someone a compliment. You deserve it! And your life will thank you.
- Getting complete: Is there something in your life that has long past, but is still bogging you down? Whether it is a cruel comment or a nasty breakup, if you are still hanging on to it, it is still infecting your energy. Want a sure way to tell? Try this: If, when you think of this event or person you still get worked up, then it is still taking up space. One way to get rid of it is to truly let it go. How, you ask? One powerful way is to take a few pages of paper and write about it until the ink in your pen runs dry. Then, burn those pages. Another way is that when you start to get worked up about it, instead of tensing up, just let that energy flow through you. Know that this experience holds a lesson and be open to receiving it. And if there is something you still need to say, then go on, say it.
- Mental Clutter: Are you the one at the green light spacing out while other drivers are blaring their horns are you? If your mind is taking up way too much space, then it is time to do a little mind cleanse. For the next week, take your journal (or go buy one) and every single morning write for three minutes straight. It’s called free writing, and it is from the very popular book The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron. Don’t let your pen stop for those three minutes. Just dump all the thoughts. They don’t need to make sense. They just need to get out of your headspace. When you are finished, sit in silence for three minutes. This will free up your intuition and your creativity.
- Spatial Clutter: While mind clutter is often the worse offense, a cluttered space can keep us just as stuck. If your closet is filled with items Cyndi Lauper wouldn’t even wear, and it takes you more than two minutes to find a pen, chances are you may need to do a little spring cleaning. When your space is cluttered, it is hard to get grounded and feel rested and calm. Go through your closets and take a look at your shelves. If you haven’t worn it in a year, donate it and if you’ve already read that book, give it to a friend. When you make space, you are inviting in the new fresh possibilities that seek to find you.
About Brittany T. Policastro
Known as a Stevie Wonder-loving, truth-speaking, change-agent who bagged law school to pursue a creative thirst that lead to teaching yoga full time; Brittany challenges her students to be brave, wake up and live their purpose. She has been teaching soul-stirring yoga classes for the past 12 years and is the founder and director of Beyond Asana, an online platform for those looking to use their practice to transform their lives. Brittany lives in Philly, where she hosts a weekly vlog, Living Beyond Asana and is writing her first book, a memoir called Rebel in the Ashram. Check her out at www.livingbeyondasana.com @beyondasana
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