We have just celebrated my oldest daughter’s 19th birthday and the fridge is full: muffins, banana cake, banana pie, and cookies. After a completely overwhelming day full of unexpected news about work and money, together with several events highlighting the partially digested (but almost done) truth about how my daughter no longer needs me, a day I might add, in which I had planned to take a break to just read and rest; finding myself craving what’s inside the fridge freaked me out at first (I don’t even like banana! I can’t stand it).

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AAAhhhh anxiety! I’m tired and dehydrated. There, problem detected and accepted, emotions validated… now what?… Breathe…

After having a cup of soothing tea I prepared myself to call it a day. I was trying to pray but it was not working. Of course I can feel Him, He is always with me but I don’t want to talk neither listen, I’m too tired. I proceeded to do some tapping but I was not being that comfortable about it either. Panic… I was not going to be able to sleep like these. Breathe…

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I thought: “I will go mind hiking! Yes”.  I closed my eyes and started taking deep breaths… I was walking… there’s so much green, the smells, the wind, the temperature was just right for me. I could hear the wind through the trees. The wind… the lake is just around the corner… it was so silent and peaceful. I was able to pray there. I was able to rest there too. I wanted to stay there and never wake up…

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I really love hiking but I can’t do it as often as I wish I could. Therefore, I do my mind hiking and regain whatever strength I can gather from it. It is so important to release stress before sleep at night. There are so many ways of achieving this. What do you do to release stress before sleep?

Choose to be kind and grateful.

2 Comments

  1. Me gustó mucho este artículo…me identifico en muchas de las situaciones.
    La idea del “mind hiking” se me hizo excelente, lo voy a intentar así como “real hiking”.
    Sigue compartiendo estos artículos, los disfruto mucho…
    Saludos!!!

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