Gentle moments. I've needed a few of these recently (Buddhafields festival was more exhausting than I expected!)
Summer energy is intense.
It's hot, it's active, it's dynamic, it's extroverted.
For anyone who identifies as an introvert (🙋🏻♀️) or even just a sensitive being, summer ‘yang’ energy can be overwhelming at times.
It can inadvertently pull us in all sorts of wonky directions and wreak havoc on our nervous systems if we don't learn to regulate ourselves.
This is a great (albeit hard) time of year to practice the art of saying 'No' and release the FOMO that tends to surround summer activities.
If you're unsure whether or not to say yes to something, use this tip that my lovely friend Amy gave me:
t u n e i n t o y o u r b o d y
Ask the question ‘shall I go to …?’ and let your body respond. Don’t think, just feel. Does it feel good or is there resistance? If there is resistance, take stock. This activity might not be aligned for you.
Our bodies are intuitive compasses. Trust the response your body gives you (even if you are questioning where the answer is coming from) as it is probably leading you towards truth and aligning with truth will lead to greater contentment.