Have you ever felt like there is little to no change in your life? You genuinely wanted to change, but you felt stuck repeating the same behavior?
The reason for this is because 95% of the time, we are in an unconscious state.
Consciousness is simply being aware in the present moment. Being Intentional, rather than being stuck in the same cycle. Sometimes, change can feel impossible because it is.
We are not aware.
We’re in habitual auto pilot.
Until we practice a shift, we’ll stay there.
Meditation is very helpful. However, there are other steps you should take. The brain is trained to keep you unconscious. When I have my moments in autopilot, I refer to some steps that help me to snap out of it. Try to do one of these every day and build up.
Ways to Create Consciousness in Your Daily Life:
1.) Take a deep breath:
concentrate on exhale and repeat.
Spend the first 10 minutes of every morning writing.
3.) Take a stroll:
Go for a 5 minute walk around your neighborhood and leave your phone at home.
4.) Take care of you:
- Do what makes you happy.
- If you hate the gym, find another way to exercise that makes you happy.
- Instead of spending much of your life doing things out of obligation and expectation, why not try doing things that make you happy?
- If you hate visiting a certain group of friends, don’t.
- Spend more time on everyday activities that bring you happiness.
5.) Say “no” more:
- The greatest weapon you have for living a conscious life is to say “no” more.
- You say no more by saying more “no’s” to small things. If you don’t want to eat a particular meal or attend a particular event, say no.
- Continue building up your “no” muscle until you can say “no” to the things that matter.
6.) Be picky:
- Be more careful in choosing your friends, you become more like the people you surround yourself with.
- Let go of the negative people in your life.
- Your clothes, you make a statement when you purchase a brand. Be more aware of whom your money is going to and what interests your money supports.
7.) Focus on what you have:
The more we focus on what we have and show appreciation for it, the less we will be operating from a place of lack or want.
8.) Pay attention to your words:
- Be intentional with your words.
- If the words are not necessary for the situation, be quiet instead.
- If there’s a way to speak that hurts less and inspires more, do that.
We can strive every day toward working on living a more conscious life. Living consciously starts with a simple intention to live more deliberately.
To choose to live more consciously is to gift yourself more joy and happiness in your life.