Many people think that self-care is synonymous with body-care. Caring for the body, though, is only one aspect of self-care. Truly caring for oneself includes self-discovery, presence, and insight— all of which depend on one’s ability to remain conscious in one’s life. As you go through your day, notice when your behaviors are conscious, and when they are guided by “auto-pilot.”
If you recognize unconscious patterns of behavior, you can begin to bring awareness to those areas of your life. Some common strategies to increase consciousness throughout the day include:
The next time you notice activities blurring together, try bringing some mindful awareness to the situation.
Written by Heidi Szycher, a staff member at the Boulder Psychic Institute. Check out her personal site at healings.biz.
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