One common theme during the past two years for people has been a much higher level of uncertainty. The pandemic has led to financial losses, break-ups, mental confusion, and emotional turmoil. This means that many people are experiencing a lot of change. And with every change, there is a new need to adapt.
The good thing is that as humans, we possess a natural ability to adapt. We just need support with the right tools and the right environment to do so. This way, we not only adapt, but we also tend to flourish. In this blog post, you can read about some of the most empowering and important reasons for you to reset and restart the year 2022.
An opportunity to heal, let go of the old and create the new
Somehow a new week, a new month, or a new year creates the perfect setting to start anew. If you want to move forward and invite new experiences and joy into your life, healing and letting go of the old is essential. This is because every time you hold on to old traumas or negative experiences, you are holding on to old energy.
Healing isn’t something that you do once and then live happily after since life always brings new challenges, situations, and diversity. It’s not anything to be scared of either if you see it as a way to live with more freedom and love in your life. Healing can be almost instant or it can take a long time depending on what you are releasing. It’s also normal to experience tiredness, crying a lot, and confusion which will all ease eventually. The process looks different for different people and the heaviness of healing is followed by a sense of relief and “lightness”.
This year, after a lot of accumulated stress, the time for healing is ideal. Once you clear the old energy out, whether it’s through therapy, energy healing, breathwork, yoga or meditation, you are able to receive new things. This is like a door that opens to a reality that holds new possibilities.
You finally have the green light to be more authentic
If there is one thing that the past two years have taught many people around the world, it’s to be more present and grateful. It’s also brought up a lot of questions about who we are and what truly matters in life. With this being reflected upon more deeply, a desire for authenticity has arisen among us. We’ve also gotten the “green light” to do so as many people are choosing to share their authentic selves, show vulnerability and understand who they truly are.
If you haven’t yet begun to explore more of who you truly are and what your wants and needs are in life, now is the time. Authenticity leads to greater self-love which then spreads to others through you. As this year has just begun, ask yourself: “How do I want this year to look?”, “What really matters to me and needs more of my attention?”, and “How can I be more authentic and true to myself?”.
Improving your mental and emotional health opens new doors
Diversity can be a true blessing from which you can evolve into a happier and more fulfilled person. When you take care of your mental and emotional state, doors will begin to open. You will automatically have more energy to go after what you want, be present in your relationships, and succeed in accomplishing your goals. The positive effects are simply endless.
Because mental and emotional drain can sneak up on you slowly and build up, catering to your mind and emotions is important. After you experience a challenge where you find yourself feeling sadness, anger, or frustration, it’s important to slow down. The same goes with nurturing your emotions and feeling what you need to feel in order to process and move on.
Take the opportunity now to develop a new habit of regularly attending to your emotional and mental needs. Even if you aren’t experiencing difficulties right now, it will help you when tough times do come. The more you practice, the more familiar it becomes and therefore a new habit will develop that will benefit you for the rest of this year, and beyond.
Connecting to your body helps you navigate through challenges
Many people are realizing that health is essential to living a good life and are finding ways to connect with their bodies. Something that has often been taken for granted is now coming up to the surface and gaining more focus. If you’re healthy, you might not always think about how important your body actually is. Connecting to your body and learning what it needs, knowing when it’s well and when it’s sick, is something you can do at any time.
As holistic health is making its way more and more into health care around the world, connecting to your body is being more encouraged than ever. Even if this knowledge is thousands of years old, we have just begun to scratch the surface of it in the modern world. Thanks to the digital world, you can access retreats, books, videos, and all kinds of information about connecting more to your body. Then it’s all about applying the knowledge. Connecting to your body also strengthens your intuition which leads you to make the right choices in life.
Where should you start?
When you’re deciding to reset and restart this year, you can begin by focusing on one main goal. Whether it’s connecting to your body more and creating a physically healthier lifestyle or releasing emotions, focusing on one thing helps you prevent the sense of overwhelming. Holistic healing and energy healing, such as sound healing, is another way to go. If you’re curious or unsure of where to start, you can always reach out to us here at The Place Retreats and speak to one of our professionals. We’re all about making this a great year for you and helping you along your journey.