A practice to foster ease

Ease. 

Even when you say it out loud, it sounds good. 

What would be possible if there was more ease in your life? Sometimes the simple act of asking the question allows for more ease. Sometimes the question can make you feel anxious. Whatever you feel is absolutely OK. Remember, the moment you are aware you’ve already changed what happens next.

On my journey, I have discovered so much possibility when there is more ease of my life. At first, I thought it would be things like less stress. Reduced anxiety. And a little bit more space to catch my breath. 

While reduced stress and anxiety and more space did happen, I have found so much more.

There is a finite amount of time. Time spent stressing, worrying, and fixing decisions is time not spent feeling good, being with the people you love, and being the best person you are. Ease is a silver bullet to getting your time back.

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Practice to create ease

How do you get more ease? There are three main methods of mindfulness. One of them is a purposeful pause. I have found this to be the single most effective way to create ease.

I give this practice to pretty much all of my clients. And, I do it myself all the time. Recently, a client of mine completed an eight-month coaching journey. When we were celebrating their success, they shared how much this particular practice has change their life.

Here’s a simplified version of it for you. I hope it helps you too.

Purposeful pause for ease

Do this practice when you feel stressed or anxious. It’s also a great practice to do when you’re going between meetings, commuting, and waiting.

In that moment, stop what you’re doing, and take a slow breath in through your nose. Focus your attention on your breath as you exhale. Do this two more times for a total of three. That’s all there is to it.

Simple doesn’t mean easy. Yet, it’s the simplest things that bring us the most ease.

If you try this practice please reach out and let me know how it goes. I’d love to hear from you.