Video | Creating Space
Here are just a few additional ideas for integrating more space into your life.
Creating space in your space ... Clean your house, clean your car. Organize everything. I always put off doing things until I clean my house. It is the weirdest thing. I have done that since college. I have never once started studying for exams until my house was spick and span. In fact, I often work in the same way these days too. I clean up, then i sit down and work. There is an Indian philosophy that says "an unkept house leads to an unkept mind." And let us not forget the Virtua (Niyama) of Saucha, cleanliness.
With that said, cleaning may be one of the areas you are spending too much time. That may be where your energy suck lives. Only you know the answers to this.
To create space in your body ... Get to a Restorative, Yin Yoga, Heart-opening, Hip-opening, Relaxation Yoga class. You can find them online and in nearly every single tiny little town around the world. If online yoga is your jam, here are two classes to try:
You Tube Yoga Classes for Creating Space:
- Create space In the heart. https://youtu.be/VV6jnHleVwk
- In Your Hips : https://youtu.be/Ho9em79_0qg
To create space in a cluttered mind (full of thoughts!) ... practice conscious breathing and meditation. Write freely in your journal in the same way we did in this weeks journaling exercise. Ask me to give you access to all of the meditations in week two and dedicate at least an hour everyday to breathing and relaxing. If you have been habitually training yourself to think all the time on a regular basis, it is going to take a bit of effort and work to calm that thinking mind down, but I assure you if you can dedicate 30 min in the morning and 30 minutes in the evening to conscious breathing, you will create a big shift in the spaciousness of your mind.
Marie Kondo's The Magical Art of Tidying Up.
I used this book to clean up my house, to edit my book and to eliminate the least-desirable habits out of my life. Stop and ask yourself "Does this bring me joy?" about EVERYTHING!