on my mind this week.....
take a moment to appreciate....
There is always so much that we can engage in nowadays, its really tempting to be busy all of the time. It really does seem the norm doesn't it? And of course busy-ness, like all of our ways of being is built on habit.
Since I began practising mindfulness, i have become so much more aware of the cycles i tread. I am interested in lots of things, i like variety, I like to help people...and then I find I am over committed again! Often I am 'busy' with lots of lovely things, including practising yoga and meditating, but none the less I am over committed. I have realised that I like space in my life, for me, for quiet, for spontaneity, to meander. So once i notice the lack of space, I clear some space, in the diary, in my head and then I feel better.
What habits are you aware of in your life?
Mindfulness is so helpful in that it teaches us to notice, to be aware, without judging. Once we are aware, we can learn to press the pause button and to choose from a range of responses, rather than just reacting for our normal place of automatic pilot.
Habits seek to keep themselves going, cos thats all they are, habits! Once you have rumbled that, and now you know that you are good at creating habits, you can create some more - maybe creating ones that you can design to enhance your wellbeing.
Take this a step further and have a look at your life, look at habits that are outdated, that you could upgrade, and then go forth and create new ones, just because you can.
If this seems too daunting to be doing alone, do consider an apppointment to see me one to one. This is exactly the kind of thing that we can work on together to set you on the path to a happier you.
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