what is centering yourself?
Centering yourself is the act of taking time-out to focus on your inner self or your own needs. It can be as simple as sitting in silence and focusing on your breathing.
Centering yourself can help you feel more calm and relaxed. It can also help you get perspective and clarity when you’re feeling stuck or frustrated.
By centering ourselves, we are able to take charge of our own lives instead of letting life happen to us. It allows us to make decisions that are in line with what we want for our lives - not just what others want for us.
find your centre and trust yourself
There are many ways to get centred and it doesn't need to take a lot of time. You can do things like take deep breaths in through the nose, meditate, listen to the sounds around you, or write in a journal about what's happening in your life. There are also some things you can do outside of yourself such as, cleaning and tidying, helping those who need it, exercising, or spending time with friends.
You never know what might help you feel better so try different things until one works for you!
what happens when you don't centre yourself?
Nowadays, people are so busy with their lives that they sometimes don't have time to take care of themselves and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
When you don't centre yourself, you experience destructive behaviour such as anger or frustration and make poor health choices. You’ll also notice that your self-esteem is lower than usual. You might feel like you're not good enough, not smart enough, not pretty enough and not successful enough. You might feel like you’re going crazy or that the world is against you. If this sounds like you then it's time to start taking care of yourself again!
why centering yourself is important in today's world
Centering oneself is important because it helps to bring individual truth back to the forefront.
An uncentred society has caused many to lose their sense of self and reality. People are feeling lost, disconnected and empty because they don't know who they are anymore. They don't know what is true for them or what they want in life because the world around them is constantly changing. People need a space they can call their own so they can find themselves again.
It’s time for people to get back to their own sense of truth and their own paths in life.
5 steps to finding your centre
The steps to integrity and inner truth are often not clear or easy to follow.
But following the right process can help you on your way…
1. Be your true self.
Express your unique blueprint of life.
2. Eliminate toxic relationships and people from your life.
Did you know unfriendly faces and behaviour stresses your nervous system and makes it impossible to relax and be happy? A good reason to keep good company!
3. Be present in this moment.
It's so easy to get caught up in thinking about what is to come or get lost in the past, but there’s always joy to be found in the present moment.
4. Practice self-care and self-love.
Start by giving yourself permission to take care of yourself first and foremost, even before the people around you. This makes you better able to provide for others in need and lead a more fulfilled life that you can be at peace with.
5. Take charge.
You are the true instigator of your life, and it’s up to you to take responsibility for the direction it takes.
the importance of centering yourself and aligning with your inner truth
We are all born as a blank slate, but we’re taught to believe in certain things and act in certain ways. We need to get back to our natural state of being, which is being true to ourselves.
The world will always have ups and downs, but if we centre ourselves and align with our inner truth, we are better able to handle anything life throws at us.
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Zoe Davis is the founder of The New Leaf coaching and kinesiology.
Since 1997 Zoe has helped thousands of people who feel stuck clear their life path and confidently move forward.
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