Today, I was sitting at my desk at work and just felt a rush going through my body. And no, not the good kind. The kind that makes you want to scream and quit whatever you’re doing. I wasn’t upset, so why was I feeling this way? Sometimes I find myself with a physical feeling of overwhelment. (Yes, I know that’s not a real world, but hey I’m into colloquial). With studying the Law of Attraction lately, I know that my physical body is a representation of what I am thinking and feeling. So, what am I thinking and feeling, as I’m overcome with this rush while working on a spreadsheet at my desk? And I had to take a minute to figure it out.
I believe that when you have a feeling in your body that is not usually there, such as tension, nausea, or in my case feeling like I need to get up and run the frustration out of me, you’re disconnected. It has taken me years to figure this out, honestly. I like to pop Advil whenever I can, but I’ve realized if I want true health and happiness, I have to be aware of the connection, and I have to know what I am thinking. So I took a minute at work to just breathe. Breathe! It was so simple and it was all I needed to feel a little relief.
But I still wasn’t feeling great, I still felt this electric tension within me. It’s the last week of my job, and I could just feel the energy of others who keep asking me “well, what are you going to do? what are we going to do without you?” taking a toll on me. I find that we pick up eachothers’ energy. If everyone in the room is joking around, and someone walks in visibly upset, the whole energy of the room will change! Keep an eye out the next time that happens, and you’ll not just know, but you’ll feel what I’m saying. I could feel the energy bringing me down. I wish I was at a place in my spiritual practice where I am so immune to having my energy change, but I’m just not yet, but I’ll be damned if I’m not on my way to there.
Now that I realized I was feeling the energy of a worried, busy, rainy, dreary Monday in my body, I needed to change it. To get it out I started making a gratitude list. I didn’t want anyone at work to see it, so I started typing it in the lighted gray font so even I could barely read it, but I knew it was there. I just wanted to focus on the things I like and appreciate for a little bit, to raise my vibration. So for the next couple of minutes, I sat there typing my list of 100 things to be grateful for and felt the fog lift right out of my body. Before I started this, I wanted coffee and I couldn’t focus. After these couple of minutes, my mind felt clear and I felt like I could breathe again. It is SO important to take time during the day to remember to care for ourselves mentally, and to care for our energy. Whenever you’re feeling some type of discomfort take a minute to focus your thinking on what you do like – and to breathe – and you’ll feel that discomfort start to slip away.