Have you ever taken yourself on a Mind-Body Date?
Oh my gosh – now is the time! A mind-body date is an hour, a day, a weekend, or more scheduled just for you to enjoy, play with, and enhance your mind-body connection.
Here’s how it works.
1) Pick a date.
2) Pick a location. (Can be your own home!)
3) Gather up your favorite mind-body tools and resources, as well as things you’ve been wanting to investigate more deeply.
4) Optional: Schedule a mind-body treat like a massage, yoga session, walk in nature, etc.
5) Start. This means you wake up, ask your body and soul what feels fun, fabulous, and delicious, and start with that. Stop when it’s no longer fun. Ask the same question. Do whatever feels fun, fabulous, and delicious now. Stop when it’s no longer fun. Rinse and repeat. For an hour, a day, a weekend, or more!
Sometimes, on my mind-body dates, I spend hours immersed in mind-body resources. Sometimes, I journal. Sometimes, I nap. Or cook a new meal. Or daydream. Or create something.
There are no rules.
Because your body leads the way.
There are no shoulds, no right/wrongs, no mistakes. I’ve had mind-body dates that ended up being hours curled up with a fiction book or totally immersed in a movie. I’ve had mind-body dates where I cried and moped around for a day. I’ve had mind-body dates where I enjoyed the presence of my dog.
The main goal of a mind-body date is to set aside time to listen to what your body and soul really want, and then follow through.
The more you have dates, the more you start adopting this as a way of life. But, the dates still help you reconnect anytime you get busy, stressed, or notice your mind taking over more than you’d like.
I’m going on a mind-body date this week. I’d love to hear about yours!
Posted on May 10, 2012 at 7:00 am