10/03/2012 01:12 am ET

7 Simple Tips To Be Your Best Self

I recently ventured into the heart of Brazil to visit a spiritual healer in Abadiania Goias. I spent two weeks doing nothing but sleeping, eating, and meditating.ᅡᅠFor me, this time away from my overworked, fast-paced lifestyle saved my life. I now have a new sense of freedom, connection and direction.

But you don't have to travel to Brazil, or any other healing center, to tap into your best self. Everything we need in life is already inside us, and sometimes all we need is a moment to disconnect and refocus our minds.ᅡᅠHere are seven tips I learned in Brazil that will help you reconnect to your true self.

1. Create some free time.ᅡᅠWhen we fill all of our hours up with tasks, chores and negative thoughts we cannot feel balanced or connecting.ᅡᅠBreathe deeply and allow life to flow through you. Avoid the temptation to fill every hour in your schedule.ᅡᅠ

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