Thirteen days ago I began a new practice to relieve stress, improve my health and amp up my happiness. It is free, it only takes 5 minutes or less, and it works! When you allow yourself to feel appreciation for just a few minutes, your body releases chemicals that improve immune function, make you feel wonderful, and heal your body on a cellular level. This is hard science, not airy-fairy, woo-woo stuff!
I include links in this post that will explain it better than I can.
Please consider joining me in this simple exercise to increase communication between your heart and your brain. I will post daily my own experience of this practice and its seeming effects.
Today, I sat in appreciation for my art journey. I'm so in the flow when I make art. I forget about chores, time, everything!. I find that as I continue this practice, I am less and less on autopilot. I choose many more of my actions rather than mindlessly repeating negative thoughts and behaviors.
Here are the links explaining similar heart/brain coherence exercises: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KEv-oQe0jI
I found a short, guided meditation for heart/brain coherence here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stOPAj5m4EQ
I include here a painting I made yesterday when I was in the flow! I hope it gives you a feeling of happiness and peace like it does for me!