Being One With Water
There is a sense of serenity and peace while thinking about water. Viewing the waves of the ocean during a sunset brings happiness, and hearing the rain drops against the windowsill creates a relaxing environment. I personally feel so much better when I’m at the beach. All my worries and fears cease to exist when I see the deep blue water extend past the horizon.
In contrast, our daily lives are the opposite of what water represents. We rush to get to work, furiously respond to emails, and multitasking has become a habitual activity. Our lives are so busy that it is often difficult to find time to enjoy what really matters.
Below are some tips on how to be like water. These tips will help with mindfulness and increase your life satisfaction.
Water moves forward. Do you ever feel stuck in a rut or a situation? Think about moving forward in your life. We can’t change the past and we can’t predict the future. Move forward, drop by drop, or step by step.
Water adapts to the environment. When you put water in a freezer it turns to ice. When you put water in a glass it shifts to accommodate the cup. Change is constant and at times we struggle to adapt. We wish things were different or we want a different outcome. However, we can shift our perspective to respond instead of reacting to change.
Water flows easily. With our jobs, family, and social lives, it can feel like it’s a daily struggle to meet all our responsibilities. If you feel overwhelmed, take a deep breath, and pause. It’s all right to provide self-care first before taking care of everything else. Find a place within yourself which consists of ease and effort as opposed to pushing forward to the point of exhaustion and burnout.
Take care and don’t forget to hydrate, physically and mentally!