You eat right, you exercise regularly, you are doing all the things you “should” be doing, but you still feel off. Life is stressful, sleep is difficult, mind can swirl fast, it is hard to stay focused, mood goes up and down and energy is all over the place.
Someone suggests you become more mindful and consider meditation. You are on board, try to sit, try to be more aware, try to breathe and just “be” but your mind is going crazy and you are stressed out at how difficult it is just to sit. How can it be that sitting still for 5 minutes can drive you that insane?!?
You are not alone! Practicing mindfulness and meditation is a bit more complicated than one thinks -that is why they call it “practice” because it really does take consistency, time and routine to get comfortable and open to truly surrender to the art of mindfulness.
As difficult as it is, it is so important. It is THE practice we all should be focused on. Some form of awareness, breathing techniques, mindfulness - meditation is therapeutic for the mind and more and more research is suggesting how simply taking that time to sit and breathe and clear your mind can decrease stress, anxiety and improve your physical health.
Your weight issues may have less to do with exercise or food than you realize - it may be all stress! We have to learn how to manage our stress to improve our health and well-being!EVERYONE NEEDS SOME MINDFULNESS!
Through a weird twist of events, I came across this article a few weeks ago and loved it. This man describes his journey to meditate and is very honest with his struggles. I can relate as I use theapp Headspace regularly but sometimes I just cannot sit still! After trying to sit and mediate, he came across a book called The Artist’s Way (a wonderful client also gave me this book, you know who you are – thank you!), he discovered the practice of morning pages which led him to create a website called 750 words to support a mindfulness practice that works for him and has improved his life.
It works! I started morning pages a few weeks ago and am now using his website and wow it is helpful. A beautiful mix of using technology to keep you accountable and organized….all with the purpose to slow down, open up, let go and be more mindful of your life, thoughts, feelings and actions.
This is a game changer. Can you write 750 words today?