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How the “Monkey Mind” Causes Stress

In the Ten Minute Angelic Tea Prayer we discussed and discovered a way for you to enjoy a quiet moment.

This gives you a chance to take a deep reflective breath.

Let’s dive even deeper.

Your Monkey Mind is Causing Stress

The simplest way to describe mindful breathing is to focus on your breath: Inhale and exhale.

Let’s look at what happens when the brain is tired and stressed.

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This metacognition distortion can be called the “Monkey-Mind”: Which means unsettled, restless, indecisive.  It can decrease attention spans, memory and the ability to adequately learn. Basically, this causes mental chaos and leaves you scrambling, anxious, and even possibly depressed.

Take a moment and think about it.

Negative Affects of Stress and the “Monkey Mind”

You are super tired, so you drink extra coffee or consume an energy drink. You have so much going on that you are drained and the thought of cooking dinner upsets you. So, you go through the drive thru and grab a quick bite to eat.  Lastly, you try to sleep with a belly full of fatty foods.

Agony happens, because you are tossing and turning, and can’t sleep.

In the morning you grab an energy drink or an extra shot of espresso in your morning coffee to give you energy from a lack of a restful night’s sleep.

Thus, the vicious cycle continues.

End Stress With Deep Breathing:

Let’s look at what deep breathing does to the brain.

  • Tension begins to diminish
  • Oxygen is released from your brain
  • Blood pressure drops
  • Endorphins are released
  • Releases toxins
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Increases energy
  • Improves clarity
  • Your body relaxes

So, imagine what 15-20 mins will do for you.

52 Mins of Focus

Some may say that they can work large amounts of time, and some may be able to “handle” longer work periods.

Let’s break this down some more. Research specifies that the cognitive mind works well for 52 mins and then needs a breather.

A breather can help increase your oxygen levels.  Upon which, you are better able to focus,  because your body and mind rested for a bit.

Positive Results

Let’s focuses on the totality and functionality of your mind. Your brain works well for about 52 mins. Then it needs a breather.

You are more functional, better able to think and produce the most amazing results when you have a calm, relaxed mind.

Wouldn’t you rather function at your best?

This can also help you breeze through your work in less time.

Now who doesn’t like that idea?

Please be aware that you are in control and not the ego.

Study Says: 

Recently, there was another study conducted that states that workers are less productive after meditation while working.  What the study did not include was on overall basis on how the “Monkey Mind” can create more stress and anxieties; but after meditation, workers were able to function in a manner that was more productive. The ego may continue to whine and procrastinate; how you choose to deal with your ego can create a peaceful or stressful situation.

And I can hear, but Natasha I work well under pressure. And I ask do you really? Take a look back at something that you were working on. Does this gleam YAHOO, super success or Uh oh, how’d I miss that…

Win – Win 

Now look at this from a positive standpoint.  You took a break with deep breathing exercises. Now, look at how by slowing the mind, your body was able to intake more oxygen. This helped provide a way to calm the “Monkey-Mind,”  you to be  more relaxed and better functional.

To me that’s a win-win.

17 seconds of deep breathing:

Sit or Stand with your elbows slightly back.

Inhale as if you are breathing in the aroma of flower or cooking food for the count of 7 (mouth closed-inhaling through your nostrils)  and then hold for the count of 4.

Exhale as if you are blowing away a dandelion or bubble for the count of 6 with your mouth open.

Easey Peasy!

Calm Patience 

Please be patient with yourself. This takes time to readjust your body; especially if you are not used to deep breathing.

Use your cell’s timer.

Begin with 1 minute of 17 seconds of deep breathing, That is three rounds or 51 seconds.

Your body will love you for this!

Work your way up to 3 mins; then 10 and so on.

Hey maybe you’ll get to 17 seconds of deep breathing in 17 mins.

WOW, calm, clear body and mind. AMAZING!! 

Quiet Reflection 

Try not think of anything else during your deep breathing.

Now, if your mind wanders, as it may, that’s okay. Just bring yourself back and begin again.

Cognitive distortion may happen; it is  a learned and taught behavior pattern. It takes time to un-do a life long habit and re-establish a new one.

RE- It’s all Latin to Me: 

Take this moment to ponder and reflect upon you.

The re- prefix in latin means again.

Rest

Re-store = a place where goods are kept

Re-view= see

Re-flect = bend or curve

This is all about you.

“When you rest where your goods are kept you can see the light bend and curve back to you.”

                                                                                                               – Natasha Botkin

Honoring You

You shall find yourself with more energy. Which then creates the space to cook a healthier meal, where you can sit and slowly enjoy. Which elevates your vibration energy and this cycle continues with positive vitality.

Please be gentle with yourself. You’ve got this!

Reach out to me when you are ready to connect and learn more.

 

Oodles of Love,

Natasha

Believe in You Natasha Botkin Magical BlessingsNatasha Botkin, Reiki Master, Meditation Teacher & Intuitive Behavioral Energy Healer, is a #1 international bestselling Author and Artist.  She uses healing soul psychology energies when working with youth and adults by releasing patterns & blocks to help them empower themselves.  Connect with me Magical Blessings Healing Center

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Ten Minute Angelic Tea Prayer

Let’s take ten mintues with the angels.

No matter how you look at it; there is no one truer than you. This does not matter how you look, sound or act like;  no one can be you.

The Divine made you in the perfect form of you.

You can cry, pilfer and moan, and yet there is no on truer than you.

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” – Dr. Suess

Dark Cries

In my life, I have met with my own darkness, and I have met others darkness.

Those who wander are not always lost; so if ya need to roam and this helps  your soul- Go for it!

Unfortunately, the arena that I have worked in, while meeting others in their darkness sometimes is met with sad endings. Some people would rather end their lives than find a source of light to help guide them when they feel unwell and unwhole.

Self-Harm

As bleak at this sounds; it is also a dark place for many. Someone once told me they cut to feel; otherwise they would fade away; in their mind’s eye this kept them grounded. Yet, this is a unfloundering mistake.

Mistakes happen and not all who were once dark remain that way. Some arrive with peace and solace; but find a block that obstructs their progress.

Truest  You

There is no one truer than you!  You are the most incredible individual and just like in the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life,” the world needs you. You have much to offer; and without you, the world misses out. Some may go on to encapsulate the whole world and some will play in a world that seems small, but means the world to another.

Help is But a Call AWay

Angels are only one call away; they will be here to save the day. However, unless it is a life and death situation, Angels cannot step in and help unless you ask; this is part of the Divine WiIl and Free Will. It may sound simple; just ask, But hey, maybe you have many times  thought about asking and just do not know how. No one is here to judge; lest of all you. Ask inthe best way that you know how. However, please be clear. The clearer you are the easier this comes to you.

10 Min. Angelic Tea Prayer: 

Hot tea work best.

  • Prepare tea as you normally do; I love using a special tea diffuser cup (I place my tea leaves in the diffuser cup, add hot water and voila).
  • Set Timer for 3-5 mins steepage time. While your tea steeps close your eyes and imagine your concern.
  • Pour tea in a cup or mug once the timer has sounded.
  • Take the cup to a quiet area.10 Min Tea Prayer Angels Meditation Help Connections Guidance
  • Wrap your hand around the tea-cup; close your eyes. Inhale, taking a deep breath.
  • Exhale and glance in the cup. Imagine your concern in the tea up. Take a sip. Swallow.
  • Close your eyes and inhale taking a deep breath and exhale.
  • Ask the angels for assistance, “Angels, Please help me {insert concern} and end with “Thank you Angels for assisting me, I am ever grateful.”
  • Continue to sip your tea until your cup is empty.  Please take your time. There is no race.
  • Sit in this quiet space and allow yourself to inhale a deep breath and exhale. Continue to sit in this space until you are ready return to your everyday.

May you be blessed with much Love and Light from the Angels. 

Oodles of Love, 

Natasha 

 

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Believe in You Natasha Botkin Magical BlessingsNatasha Botkin, Master Teacher & Intuitive Behavioral Energy Healer, is a #1 international bestselling Author and Artist.  She uses healing soul psychology energies when working with youth and adults by releasing patterns & blocks to help them empower themselves.  Connect with me Magical Blessings Healing Center