Why do we get in our heads and stay there? It's unreal. No really - we make up the stories we tell ourselves and none of it is real.
Think about it: our body is in one space (in a chair, or on the couch) and our mind is somewhere completely different.
Why is it so tough to keep our mind and our body in the same space?
We keep ourselves in our heads, in a place that doesn't even exist, far away from where our body is right now.
I can't even tell you how many times I attended a concert or a play without really hearing it or seeing it.
How is that possible? (I'm not a magician, by the way.)
It's because I was stuck in my head about something that happened earlier that day, or last month... or last year.
Or I was beating myself up about something I said, or did, that I 'could have done better.' Or I was inserting myself into the mind of someone else and making up (generally negative) stories about what that person thought or felt about me.
Although my body was present, sitting in my seat, my mind was a million miles away.
It was like I wasn't even there.
Lately I've been consciously choosing to keep myself in the present moment (not easy!) and it's amazing how, little by little, time seems to expand.
By stepping away from my stories about the past and "what happened," and by not placing myself into other people's brains and making up stories, I'm able to create more time in the present.
My mantra these days is: 'keep your mind with your body.'
Try it. It sounds so simple.. but it's not easy. So is it worth it? Oh, yeah!
©Catherine Borowski 2017
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Catherine Borowski, life coach, knows that life can be messy. And that's what keeps it interesting.