Today was one of those days for me. My entire day was wasted trying to get a tire put on my car. By late this afternoon I had managed to lose my temper, something I rarely do. Why it took them almost 5 hours to put on 1 tire is beyond me. It just put more stress on me, than I needed.
The doctor told me the last time I needed to practice mindfulness again, I had stopped doing this because I thought I had a handle on things.
Practicing mindfulness may be able to help in your journey towards becoming a healthier you. But what it does mean is being more mindful.
Being mindful means to be aware of your thoughts, emotions, and how you’re feeling both physically and mentally. Mindful is a form of meditation with an important aspect to it-acceptance. It means being aware of your thoughts and feelings without judgement. Remember there is no right or wrong way to think or feel in any moment.
Well I completely bombed that one today. My lack of thoughts and feelings with Judgement came through shining in this situation. All I accomplished was to stress myself out, by I’m sure making a scene.
Being more mindful and aware of your thoughts and feelings,you may be able to teach yourself to live in the moment and enjoy life as it happens.
Why mindfulness is good for you.
It may be able to boost the immune system. Research has shown that after eight weeks of practicing , mindful meditation helped the immune system’s ability to fight off illness such as the flu.
It may help reduce stress. Mindfulness may increase positive emotions while reducing negative emotions and stress.
It may help you focus, tune out distractions, and improve your memory and attention skills.
Take a moment right now to think about your own thoughts and feelings and consider starting your mindfulness practice today.
I know I am starting my mindfulness practice again. And make it part of my daily routine.