Harness Full Moon Energy
Did the full moon on August 7th leave you feeling overwhelmed and a bit shaky? I usually know when there is a full moon. Not by following a calendar, but by getting an intense energy build up inside of me. Sometimes I have been known to act a little crazy, or maybe feisty is the better adjective. Other times I have had a burst of creativity and feel so alive and empowered. It’s all about how you choose to harness this energy.
IF you are left feeling out of sorts here are a few things to help refocus your energy and feel more at ease -
Set intentions – this is a great thing to do on the night of a full moon, perhaps while bathing in the moonlight. But it does not need to stop there. Take this week to set intentions. Set aside time to be still and listen to your inner voice.
Practice Gratitude – being grateful is so important to your mental health. Feeling grateful produces dopamine so you will feel happier if you practice gratitude daily. When you think about all the things you are grateful for, you start to focus on all the positive aspects of your life, and automatically feel more at ease. Remember to also express your gratitude to the people you care about. This will strengthen your relationships, and a happy partner/friend is a happy life.
Acknowledge your emotions – we all have crappy days, or moments that we want to start crying for no obvious reason. It’s okay! Try to acknowledge the feelings you have…are you angry, anxious, or sad? Put a label on it. Labeling is an important tool of mindfulness. Suppressing the emotions makes your body and mind work harder. From the outside, you may seem fine but you are not doing your internal system any favors. Be nice to yourself and next time someone cuts you off on the highway just tell yourself that you are “fucking pissed off!” and then move on. You want to acknowledge the hard times and then release them.
Trust your gut and make decisions – you feel less stressed when you make decisions. I should know…it took me at least 3 years to commit to a wallpaper and put it up. Making decisions is something I have pushed myself to do more of over the past year. Just go for it! Sitting with something for a while doesn’t feel good. It creeps in every now and then and produces stress instantly. Sometimes it is hard to make a decision, but it is harder not to make one. Making decisions makes your brain feel in control and therefore reduces stress. Give it some thought, and then commit. No regrets!