Covid-19 is raving and there is a lot of frustration, fear and uncertainty around all of us, which is understandable. I am an actor and voiceover artist and most of my industry is shut down. I don’t know when anything will start filming again etc. It’s a physical job with, most of the time, a lot of people around.
So how do I stay grounded? I meditate and I go to The Mind Gym everyday. That’s right The Mind Gym. For years the health trend has been focused on the body, on how we need a healthy body. That is all good and I have a big focus on that myself. But. There is a “but”. You got to keep your mind fit to. Fear, negative thoughts and emotions are all part of the human experience, but we can’t let it take over. I am a big believer that, when the emotions come up, they have to go through us, but you can’t hold on to them. Suppressed emotions are not healthy and can create all sorts of conditions we don’t want. So let them work their way though you. Often I believe, they are there to tell us something.
I invite you to noodle, on why they are there.
So, back to The Mind Gym. What do you do everyday to stay centered and aligned? Do you meditate? Do you journal? Do you go for meditative walks? Do you have affirmations? These are all exercises in the mind gym. Just like squad’s pushups and bicep curls. What ever you do, I highly encourage you to find a practice that works for you and stick to it, to keep your mind fit so it is more equipped to sustain conditions like these, we are in. Just like working out and getting a fit body, it wasn’t done in a day. So be patient with your self. Be disciplined and see what happens.
This can all be done in the comfort of your home while washing your hands LOL.