I realise that not everyone would be delighted to be on a pretty cold beach with choppy seas and bracing winds but imagine your OWN happy places…
Where have you felt completely yourself, at ease, peaceful, happy and joyful?
Maybe you remember specific moments (use all your senses to make it as vivid as possible) or maybe you need to – for now – imagine such a moment. When I started doing this, it was floating face down in the sea, far away from any land.
I still love a few Disturbing Position face down floats after my swims but I need to be careful to move into underwater handstand to avoid alarming other swimmers. In that out in the middle of the ocean version (I rarely sea swim too far out of my depth in real life in case I get swept away), I could float face down for as long as I wanted to hold my breath, totally at peace.
Some people like to imagine a hammock on a sandy beach with the sun warming them. Others, a hot mug of tea on a favourite sofa…
The world is your lobster and you don’t have to just pick one.
What is your ‘happy place’? How do you feel after spending just a few moments imagining yourself there?
How can you anchor it in the present? Maybe you have photos or other reminders you can use to help yourself make it feel as real as possible?
Feel free to share below.