Being still in this fast paced world is nearly impossible at times. But, being still, quieting your mind, is exactly what needs to be done. Engaging in some inner searching and reconnecting is what most of us need to do in order to make sense of everything else that is going on around us. Doing the amount of stuff that we put in our day is crazy making and not at all what our bodies or minds can keep up with on a daily basis. We are becoming exhausted and not all of it is physical. Being mentally exhausted can make us physically exhausted. Reconnecting with ourselves is important for many reasons. Giving ourselves a mental break is most important. Being able to connect with our families on a real basis is another. If you are feeling overwhelmed by the amount of things on your plate, that is a signal that you need to reconnect with yourself. Take the time before those things crush you and you are overrun by them. Most of us are up and running as soon as our feet hit the floor in the morning and we don’t stop until we lay our heads down to sleep at night. Everything in between can be a blur. Teaching your children to stop and take time for themselves is a valuable tool that we have lost some how in this society. We have become self focused, but not in a good way. Meditation is a good way to reconnect with yourself. Taking that time for yourself each day is a good way to quiet your mind and be still. It doesn’t have to be a long time. Just a few minutes in the morning to reconnect with you is a good way to be kinder, gentler more generous to others and to yourself. It will also help you to allow yourself to understand where you’re going instead of mindlessly moving in a direction you may not want to go, but are because you have not taken the time to know what direction you are going. Letting go of those things that have kept you from connecting with yourself is also a good way to prioritize your day before it starts. The following link will help you to do that.
I became a therapist in an attempt to understand my own childhood and what happened there and how it made me who I am, exhibiting the behaviors that were not always positive, very often self-destructive. I used Art Therapy to help me understand things in my past that were stopping me from making better decisions in my present day. I used Behavioral Science to help me understand underlying causal factors, roots to the present day behaviors that I was seeing in myself. Both help me to change those behaviors/thoughts that were causing me to make self-destructive decisions that were causing pain in life. I have been a therapist since 1985 and have an undergraduate degree Art and behavioral science (double major) from the University of Maine. My graduate work was done at Marywood university and I have a degree in Art Therapy. I have certificates in Forensic Interviewing and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior therapy. I have 22 out of 30 credits toward a degree in Trauma Therapy from Drexel University. I started out as a Community Support Worker, Program Manager/Clinical Supervisor, Family therapist and Outpatient therapist. View all posts by dtoomey2015