One of the biggest wellness trends in 2022 is that ‘Less is the new more.’ This month our Founder Megan Swan was featured in Massage Magazine discussing how we can learn to tune into and listen more deeply to our minds and bodies to better understand which wellness tools to implement at a given moment so that we do not get overwhelmed trying to keep up with all the wellness trends at the same time. Less is more, and here is now you start to know what really works for you.
When we start tuning into our intuition about what is best for us, it is essential that we learn to let go of the layer of guilt and self-judgment we carry around with us regarding what everyone else seems to think, say or do. It is about learning to trust ourselves and letting go of the fear that we are missing out or doing it wrong, or not doing enough—because it is that fear that is keeping us from feeling truly whole and truly well in our own skin.
How do you learn to trust your instincts more so that you know which wellness tools to use and which to let go of?
1. Check in. First of all, it is as simple as taking a moment every day, as little as 30 seconds to just check in with yourself and ask, “What do I need today?’” Whatever pops into your mind, respect, listen and take in. This doesn’t mean you have to change your entire plan for the day. Just start by asking and actually listening to your inner knowing. Does it say you need more rest? Something fresh and sweet? Some fresh air? Time alone? A strong coffee or tea? No judgment, just listen.
2. Practice non judgment.In order to rebuild our instincts and trust that our body knows best, we need to receive these messages that come to mind without judgment. That is not to say you are going to meet your body’s every demand or whim, but you are going to listen to your body like never before. Develop this new connection and foster a deeper respect for the messages it has been sending you all along.
3. Trust.The third thing you are going to do—build up your first self-awareness and hone your ability to allow your body to communicate what it needs without outside interference—is build a deep trust in your body’s intelligence and its connection to nature, its animalistic instincts and inner knowing. With this deep trust comes a new level of ease that you don’t have to do what some outside authority claims is the thing and instead you can open up your wellness toolbox mentally and select what speaks to you on a given day—minus the guilt and judgment that you are not doing a given practice enough or not doing it at all!
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