Sometimes you have to stop! Not to smell the roses but to simply stop.
Recently, I finished a project that took a great deal of time to complete. But after finishing the project, I didn’t feel the normal peace that I usually felt from completing a task. Instead I felt anxious. It was in that moment that I realized I had become attached to the projects momentum. I felt like I had to maintain a heightened sense of productivity.
When I feel the momentum of my past influencing a present moment, I slow down my thoughts by doing a Nomentum Exercise.
A Nomemtum Exercise is any exercise that brings you back to the stillness of the present moment.
Nomemtum* Exercise I
1) Slow down by taking slow, deep relaxing breaths.
2) When you have found a comfortable rhythm of breathing, recite these three sentences. (Take your time, do not rush and remember to breathe.)
There is a space between my thoughts.
In that space, there is stillness.
In that stillness, peace resides.
3) Continue until you feel a sense of peace come over you.
*Nomemtum – the absence of motion, absolute stillness.
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