Good morning everyone. I hope your week is beginning on a positive note and your month is ending happily.
You may be wondering where Mindfulness Monday came from. According to my schedule, I normally do either motivation (1st/3rd Monday) and meditation (2nd/4th Monday). Well, today is unusual, because it is the 5th Monday in July, So, I thought I’d do something a bit different, and MOTIVATE you, to be MEDITATE and be MINDFUL! 🙂
What is mindfulness?
To be mindful is to be aware. By definition, mindfulness is:
“A mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.”
Mindfulness, then, is a technique used be aware of and to acknowledge your negative thoughts and emotions, and change them into a positive thoughts or emotions, thereby, changing your world and the world around you.
To illustrate this point, I found a wonderful little animated video which illustrates the power of mindfulness and how it can positively impact your life. Take a look:
Guided mindfulness meditation
Do you have trouble accepting the concept of simply letting go of the negative in exchange for the positive? Or, if you’re like me, you just get too busy with life to worry about all this mindfulness stuff.
The key is to take time out of your day to meditate, relax and give your mind a rest from the negative and bathe it with positive thoughts and light.
Here is a guided meditation designed to help you detach from your anxiety and overthinking. (It’s about 40 minutes)
If you don’t have time to sit for 40 minutes, just sit for 10 minutes. Go outside tonight when the sun is setting, sit in your back yard, in the grass, in bare feet, and ground yourself to the positive energy of the earth. You’ll be surprised how well this works. Go on…what have you got to lose…except your anxiety?!