Time - The Most Valuable Asset
Jan 24, 2021
And now, a guest article, all the way from across the Atlantic Ocean, with OS-Pro and Friend, Richard Macaulay:
Time is an incredibly valuable commodity - our most valuable. It cannot be bought or sold, but it can be wasted .... and it can also be cherished.
Our lives are currently requiring differing levels of distance. We are often now distanced not just from a neighbor or co-worker, but often from ourselves.
Many people have reported feeling not just isolated from the wider world, but from who themselves.
It is at times like this that we need to give ourselves a break and purposively/intentionally show ourselves some love.
One way we can do this is to take some time out of our days to nourish our bodies and minds. No matter our schedules (work), our commitments (homeschool), we are worth the time, even if it is only three minutes. There are of course many ways to do this....read a book, listen to music, or bathe in the endless gifts of nature.
One other amazing way to de-stress our body and mind and reconnect with ourselves....is simply to spend time on the floor.
Sure, any movement pattern elevated or loaded is glamorous and impressive, but how about we treat our mind and body and relearn, how to destress.
There are so many ways to do this, but why not try the following:
1). Lie down on your back, draw your feet in towards you, place your arms into a T position, and just breathe as deeply as you can. If you feel like it, move your arms towards a Y shape and just stay there breathing (with as many points of contact on the floor from wrist to shoulder and your lower back resting gently on the floor).
2). Lie on your side with your knees drawn in (holding below the knees) and egg roll. Initiate the movement by moving the eyes, then the head. Then take one knee away from the other, still looking over the shoulder and you will gently, laterally roll your back across the floor and end up facing the other way.
3). Lie on your tummy propped up on your forearms (at a comfortable height). With your neck tall, nod your head down/up by allowing your eyes to look at your chest and then up to the ceiling. Then allow your eyes to travel side to side as you look over your shoulders.
Throughout these three positions, just relax and let your breathing control the pace of your movement.
An added bonus of this time invested in yourself is this:
Lymphocytes in the blood released by massage - akin to the time you spend rolling or exploring movement on the floor - are white blood cells that play a large role in defending the body from disease.
So at a time of uncertainty, where fear, doubt, and disconnection are everywhere. Take back some control and connection and invest some time in yourself, to reconnect, relax, and strengthen yourself from the inside out.
You are worth the time.