Slowing down and disconnecting is sometimes all we need to reset. When we stop running after what’s not in front us, we have the clarity to see what is.
Sometimes we are so busy in everything that is not happening right now that we lose sight of what is. We get so distracted that we miss the magic of what our present moment brings. If our faces are in our phones, we miss the subtle changes that are happening around us. We miss what can be an amazing gift from the Universe just by not giving ourselves the space to look around and enjoy what’s within our five senses, maybe six for some of us.
Over the holidays, I didn’t get on my phone while I was around my loved ones. By disconnecting from the distractions, I got to enjoy the beautiful moments that were. I noticed facial expressions, caught jokes, enjoyed laughs, and got into some deep and meaningful conversations with the people around me. I also enjoyed the delicious foods throughout.
Oh, and don’t get me started on what we do for our intuitive side when we disconnect from the distractions. When our minds can be where our feet are, some pretty amazing signs, nudges, instincts, and messages get revealed.
What can I do now to disconnect from the distractions?
- Put down my phone
- Turn off my TV
- Take a walk (Absorb what I hear, see, feel, smell, taste and notice if any clear messages come through by observing nature)
- Deep Breathing Session
- Be fully with whoever is in my company
Now, if I’m reading and I feel distractions coming in, I will put on my headphones and play ambient noise or frequency meditations. I’ve noticed I’ve been able to absorb more of what I read and not get distracted by outside noises or obtrusive thoughts when I do this.
Notice that some of these things aren’t adding anything new to my plate. I’m not present because I put too much on my plate.
With Love and Gratitude,
Rachael Wolff, author of Letters from a Better Me and host of the From A Loving Place with Author Rachael Wolff podcast