Want to have a 100 percent conscious day? Try this today: From the time you wake up in the morning, until the time you go to bed at night, be aware of every moment. Become fully aware of your environment, your emotions, and your activities. You may find that some of who you are and what you do is unconscious, out of control, and not what you would choose in that moment or for the rest of your life. Some of these things can be changed immediately.
One way to increase your awareness is to monitor your breathing. Take a deep breath and feel the full range of motion with your lungs. Take another deep breath. When you get overwhelmed, your breathing gets shallow and your chest can get tight and rigid around your lungs. Tune into your breathing throughout the day. Catch yourself when you are taking shallow breaths and immediately take some deep ones. This will bring you consciousness right away.
Conscious Heart Rate
Monitoring your heart rate is another great way to become conscious. Wear a heart monitor and as you go throughout your day, check your heart rate every 30 minutes. Take note of what causes your heart rate to go up and down. When you feel your intensity rising, look at your heart rate. See if it’s rising. If it is, take a deep breath and let the tension out of your body. You will see your heart rate drop back down again. This is a great way to become aware of your unconscious patterns and how they affect you, and immediately gain control over them.
Your posture is a tell-tale sign of a pattern that is less than ideal. Do you ever find yourself slouching at your computer, while you are talking on the phone, watching television, or eating a meal? Did you just sit up or stand straighter while reading this? You should tune into your posture regularly throughout the day and when you catch yourself slouching, shift your posture immediately. Train yourself to sit and stand erect. This opens your lungs, is good for your spine, and makes you more confident. Chronic slouching or discomfort when you are erect is one of the signs that your spine is unbalanced with interference to the function of your nervous system, a condition known as Vertebral Subluxation. In the world of The 100 Year Lifestyle, when you are out of balance you are broke. If you have this condition now, it will only get worse over time and can severely affect your health and quality of life now and as you age. Your posture can be improved and the nerve interference can be corrected with chiropractic care.
Change Your Pattern, Change Your Life
Becoming more conscious and staying that way will improve your quality of life and health right away and long term. Change your posture, your breathing, and relax your heart. Take a different action. Choose your new pattern with your ideal 100 Year Lifestyle in mind.