It’s finally Friday!
A chance for us to shut off that constant mental chatter, stress, worry, work and woe.
A time to do those things we love to do, for the sheer enjoyment of doing them.
Freedom to indulge in our pleasures and be with those special people we love?
Hang on…. What do you mean you wish?
What will you be doing this weekend, if not any or all of the above?
We all deserve a break, even You.
There’s always going to be laundry in the basket and an un-surmountable pile of paperwork or emails harassing us. Our work doesn’t cease to exist because it’s the weekend either. And those work issues can dwell in our minds constantly if we let them, taking up our time and attention even on our days off.
But when are we free to enjoy life and those we love most?
Totally free to be in the moment and do nothing without feeling guilty?
It’s a rare occasion for most of us.
But this Friday if you only do one thing, free your mind.
We all know this is easier said than done.
But there’s only one way to do it and that’s to, let go and to stay present in the moment. When we focus on the moment, this very minute that we are currently experiencing, we can’t ruminate on the past or worry about the un-lived future. Although that seems so obviously basic, it eludes us all.
We get caught up in the daily, dramas of our everyday lives. The unimportant, insignificant details, that cloud our true purpose and reality.
Robbing us of a life of freedom, and that peace of mind that we all seek but never find for long.
If only we could just temporarily let go?
But the real question is, would you want to let go?
Why not try?
Let go of everything that’s mentally cluttering up your head and watch the fog drift away. Don’t worry it’ll be back tomorrow. But for now, when it’s safe to do so, switch off your electronic devices and all phones.
Make sure no one will disturb you and either sit or lay down somewhere, in a nice comfortable position. Surround yourself with cushions or soft warm blankets if that helps?
And take in some slow deep breathes.
Feel where your tension resides in your body?
We are all different, one person may carry their tension in their neck and shoulders, another in their jaws or buttocks.
Wherever it feels uncomfortable breathe into it, focusing on that place, and allow it to release, as you breathe out gently and slowly.
There’s no -where to go, nothing to do, and no one to see, so you are absolutely free.
Free to let go and relax.
This will be easier for some more than others. But don’t worry about it, that will only restrict and tense you up some more.
Just keep breathing and as you do so, say to yourself;
Don’t just say the words, feel them.
Free your mind of mental chatter and you’ll free your muscles of tense matter.
Practice this letting go and breathing to free your mind, until you get bored.
But I warn you, this state of pure relaxation and freedom of thought is addictive and hard to break, but it’s a great habit to make.
So, …. how will you spend your weekend now?
Feel free to let me know!