That is exactly what's been happening to me with my computer. As you know (if you regularly follow E3's Facebook page), I create at least 1 video on YouTube each week. Every Monday I release a Meditation Monday video. Sometimes hundreds of people see it, and sometimes a couple of dozen people. But, it seems to be a big hit. As with my blog, it is expected each week. My posts usually happen in the morning, between 7 and 8:00 a.m. Predictable and timely. That is what I want, because I think those are both key in building positive habits. Yes, I do my best to practice what I teach. :)
|Hiking in the BWCAW is one way to be certain to get away|
from technology, and to free the brain of static...
collecting happy moments. :)
What does this have to do with health, wellness, and the outdoors...besides the nature based meditation videos? As I sat back and reflected upon this experience, the main take-home point for me, was sometimes we can ask all the experts what is right for us, what is wrong with us, what our hurdles are, how we can best solve our challenges, and sometimes, the best solution is to simply rest. Put everything aside. Turn off the technology. Let go of stress (as best as possible). Stop thinking about the problem, and focus on strengths and what fills us up. Sometimes, just like my computer's brain, we need to turn our brain off too. So it can recharge, and move forward with clarity and happiness. Freeing the brain of the static that has built up. Rick Hanson, PhD, wrote a very nice, short, and sweet article, "Rest, Unwind, Recharge" saying similar things. Most of us do not work in a field that saves lives in the immediate moment. So it is okay to shut down for a while, to take time for ourselves, and to clear away our brain static.
When coaching clients, using my fitness based wellness assessment, often obstacles will arise - obstacles that increase brain static - and sometimes (well, most of the time really) the best solution, the best wellness plan, includes time to recharge, to free the brain of static by taking a break. By encouraging the clients to take a walk in the woods on their 15 minute work break...to leave their phone behind...because, recharging our brain is one of the most important things we can do for our health. And usually, we as humans, need someone to give us permission to do so.
Please share with me, have you ever experienced brain static? How have you freed yourself from it? My computer experienced brain static yesterday, and my human brain certainly has as well. For me, I use meditation and movement in the forests to free my brain of static, and I love helping others to experience the benefits of nature as well.
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