Mondays can often hit hard and leave us feeling slightly overwhelmed. There always seems to be a lot going on, people are in their own heads trying to crush their goal list, and we end the day feeling like we haven’t been grounded or settled.

This feeling is disconcerting, and to take an Ayurvedic perspective, it often means that we have not taken time to digest the experiences of the day. When we hop from one task to the next, one meeting to the next, we become overwhelmed and may possibly experience some anxiety.

The way to balance this feeling of overwhelm is to pause every now and then and take a few moments to process the immediate sensory experiences in your surroundings. What can you see? What are you eating and what are the tastes you can experience? Stop and listen for a second to the noises around you.

This task in itself seems far too inconsequential for a day like Monday, but the benefits of a few minutes of mindfulness can have a huge impact on mood and warding off burnout. We can set small reminders for ourselves to remember to pause – for example, if you hear an airplane flying overhead, that is your reminder to pause. When you stand and boil the kettle for coffee – pause. Set a reminder for a couple of times a day. Whatever works to remind yourself to stop for a few moments and check in with how your body is feeling.

Have a great start to the week.

Lots of light and love xx

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