Your body doesn’t live in the past or the future.
It’s always in the present moment. That’s why placing your attention on how you’re feeling physically can have such a calming effect.
If you’ve tried to meditate even for a few seconds, you’ll know how exhausting it can be to keep up with your mind’s hyper-distracted gymnastics… jumping from thinking about the past to worrying about the future, all in a heartbeat.
One way to cut through the restlessness is to focus on the sensations in your body. Shut your eyes and focus on any physical feelings like pressure, tingling, heat or pain – even your indigestion counts here!
Your body only knows how to be in the present moment so it’s a super effective way to ground yourself and to stop your mind spinning out.
Try not to get wrapped up in thinking about your senses – just keep bringing your focus back to the tightness in your jaw or the tingle in your toes.