What is a sit spot? I can remember when my kids were on nature walks in school and they would say, “time for everyone to find a sit spot”. A place away from each other where they could sit and appreciate nature and themselves. I use this a lot.
I like to find a little gorgeous spot and just sit, even if for a minute. It makes a difference in your day and in your overall vibe. But sometimes, let’s face it, we aren’t in a nature place to “sit”. I have even just done it in my car. Creating a space to breath and connect to the sounds I hear. This slows things down and relaxation just happens without force. It is a game changer for moving on to the next thing.
For me it is especially powerful when I am stressed or have been affected by someone else and I need to “shake it off.” Even, as a mom, it is like a ‘time out” for us to re-set, re-charge and then make dinner hahahaha. Whatever it takes. Most importantly it is allowing ourselves to step out and take a minute.
Isn’t it so true that with all the information coming at us and to us, it has created a poverty of attention? It is a bit mind-numbing as things are so distracting. You start one thing, then another pops up, then someone asks you to do something, then your phone rings, then you have to get to an app. And by now you totally forgot about the first thing you were doing that you didn’t even finish. Turning off the distractions, doing one thing at a time until complete (not multitasking), then doing the next best thing and so on is how I have gained focus. AND, the sit spot :)
Try it. When you aren’t focused, or are overwhelmed, stressed, scared you “can’t” do something, procrastinating, etc. . . . just sit, take a minute. Breathe. Consciously inhale, hold the breath, exhale, continue that and hear: the garbage truck drive by, the bird, a dog barking, a child crying, someone laughing, cars in the distance. When you open your eyes you will feel clearer, calmer, less rattled, and whew ready to carry on.
Sit, stay calm. and prosper.
Love you guys.
Courtney Gebhart, Life Coach, Kundalini Yoga teacher, and Human Being.