Self Care Saturday ways to Practice Surrender

๐˜๐จ๐ฎ ๐œ๐š๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ฉ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฐ๐š๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ, ๐›๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ง ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ซ๐Ÿ

1.ย ๐๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐žย ๐ฉ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐œ๐žย with whatever is occurring โ€” recognize when you need to stop putting pressure on yourself or a situation you are handling.

2. Seek moments ofย ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฎ๐๐žย ๐š๐ง๐ย ๐ฌ๐ข๐ฅ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐žย โ€” practice mindful breathing throughout the day by stopping and taking three deep breaths at your desk, in between phone calls or meetings, before you get out of your car at the gym or the grocery store. Know that these small moments add up.

3.ย ๐’๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐ย ๐ฃ๐ฎ๐๐ ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญย of yourself and others โ€” be kind to yourself and those around you. A simple practice is to smile more, and to allow a soft and sincere smile to change your entire energy. Throughout the day, smile at yourself and others with gentleness.

4.ย ๐‘๐ž๐ฅ๐š๐ฑย ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซย ๐›๐จ๐๐ฒย when possibleโ€”notice if your jaw is tight, and release it; notice if your shoulders are hunched up towards your ears, and drop them; just notice when you have any tightness in the body, and let it go.

5.ย ๐๐žย ๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅย for all the little thingsโ€”a cup of tea, comfortable shoes, a poem, or helpful words from a friend.

6. Stay in theย ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ญย ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญย โ€” ground yourself by focusing on your feet and asking: Where am I, and What am I doing?

7.ย ๐Œ๐ž๐ž๐ญย ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซย ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ข๐ฌt๐š๐ง๐œ๐žย with an open heart โ€” Oh, thereโ€™s my resistance.ย And then ask yourself:ย Whatโ€™s the invitation here for surrendering?

Within each day is an invitation toย ๐™š๐™ข๐™—๐™ง๐™–๐™˜๐™šย ๐™จ๐™ช๐™ง๐™ง๐™š๐™ฃ๐™™๐™š๐™งย and open up to moreย ๐™Ÿ๐™ค๐™ฎย ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ย ๐™œ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™™๐™šย in big and small ways.

๐’๐ฎ๐ซ๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐๐ž๐ซย ๐ข๐ฌย ๐šย ๐ ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐žย ๐š๐ง๐ย ๐šย ๐œ๐ก๐จ๐ข๐œ๐žย ๐ฐ๐žย ๐œ๐š๐งย ๐ฆ๐š๐ค๐žย ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒย ๐๐š๐ฒ.

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