Now that the holidays have ended and my husband is back with his classes, it feels like the new year has officially started. We had guests over and extra quality time with my husband that I sort of had to put my mindfulness practices on hold. I have to admit that a ton of overeating and mindless time in front of the TV was a huge part of the last three weeks – and I am not proud of it. That said, now that we’re going back to our routines, I want to be able to go back to meditating on a regular basis and being more mindful.
This lead me to go back to basics of mindfulness and meditation. I found this article on Mindfulness.org on how to practice mindfulness. I’m not going to try and re-invent the wheel here so click on the link above and to read this short article. I especially liked tip #4 on things to consider before practicing mindfulness. This is something that I am trying to work on, myself. I tend to not be kind towards my own flaws holding on to unrealistic expectations of how I should be living my life.
Becoming more aware of where you are and what you’re doing, without becoming overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around you.
I’d love to hear your thoughts and how you practice mindfulness.