I wasn’t planning on writing any #mindfulnessmonday post today, but I find myself waiting for my husband to finish his office hours. We had planned to have a picnic while he waited for students to show up, it apparently they are freaking out with natural deductions. So while I wait, I decided to share with you my candid thoughts about where I am in my mindfulness journey.
Firstly, I have noticed that I don’t feel so panicky all the time. This is mainly because whenever I catch myself feeling overwhelmed or lost I do the intelectual exercise of being curious and trying to notice what I’m feeling and how I got there.
I don’t have the habit of journaling, but I do share these thoughts with my husband, since he is the one person I spend the most time with.
Exercising curiosity has been really helpful because I get out of my own problems more easily.
I have to admit that I still can’t quite keep up with the habit of meditating everyday. I hate that I don’t, but I’m practicing self-kindness by not allowing myself to feel frustrated because I still haven’t gotten to the place where I want to be.
I have been, however, taking more time to read the Bible and have some quiet time by practicing lettering with bible verses. Once again, I have an accountability partner – my cousin – who I send her my verses and she sends me hers. I’m
Lastly, I track everything! From my mood, to the herbal teas I drink, me meditation practice, and even my bowel movements! My husband was even praising me for doing it the other day. And I was trying to explain to him that I need to do it, in order to be able to asses my mental health.
So once a day I stop and think about how I felt and what that day was like. It’s been really helpful to see and keep track of the things in my life I’m trying to be more mindful.
So here’s where I am. Far from a role-model of mindfulness but on my journey. And I think that’s what really matters.
How is your mindfulness journey going? I’d love it if you’d share your thoughts with me.