I’ve been busy lately and that’s meant my brain has struggled to process info.
Part of me thinks it’s cathartic to escape your world and enter everyone else’s, but when you’re greeted by a post that inevitably fucks you off, you’re back to square one.
The thing is, we never actually stop consuming info. We’re at it all day everyday. To the point where it’s got to be bad for us. Surely the human brain isn’t supposed to process this much. This many opinions. Be aware of this many issues. To the point you don’t know where to start to try and help.
The Internet has seen the world shrink. Issues that we wouldn’t be aware of, never mind feel emotionally invested in, just didn’t excist.
We probably spent less time worrying about Donald Trump, phone hacking scandals and the E bloody U and more time thinking about those around us. Spending time sharing the compassion we share online with those that count to us.
I’m not saying it’s not important to be aware, but I am saying it’s too much for me at times. And after all charity starts at home… Right?
Im comparing this night to last. Two busy days, one ended with a yoga session and dinner with a friend (last night) the other (tonight) has seen me jump on social and begin the never ending consumption of other people’s problems.
I’m sure you can guess I felt a shit tonne better last night.
So – I’m taking a stance. I’m going to apply my Yoga principles to my home life. Every time I get home from work I’m going to do my Yoga breathing for 15 minutes and just take some time to do nothing but breath.
If last night is anything to go by, those precious 15 minutes will help me to reconnect and just be.
After all – when was the last time you just sat and did nothing?
I know everyone bangs on about digital detox and all that crap. I’m not changing an awful lot, I’m just taking 15 minutes out each day to breath and catch up with myself.
P.s. This is the breathing technique we did with Holly at Yoga Hero if you’re interested!