Updated: Jan 2
Monday Mornings can be a bit of a blur Especially during Summer time if you have a big family like mine and a ton of things to do daily.
As a Mom of Four, 10 dogs, big To-do lists, house chores and work tasks demanding attention, our life can definitely feel a little overwhelming or even challenging at times.
Throughout the years so many people have asked me how I have been able to cope with it all? How do I start off the week in peace? How could I stay focused on my daily chores? And how could someone as busy as me even find the time for some “me time”. And the truth is,
it all became so simple once I began putting God in the center of everything and by practicing Mindfulness, So that I could enjoy every moment and embrace every season of my life.
But what is MINDFULNESS?
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 techniques.
In other words Mindfulness is the act of focusing your thoughts and being aware of what is happening right now without judgement or without wishing it were any different.
Mindfulness is learning to be with the unpleasant, is learning to be without fearing change. Is learning to establish routines and create breathing techniques that help you re-focus on yourself so that you can enjoy being in the present moment.
When practicing mindfulness, it creates a mental environment that is harmonious and peaceful to conduct clarity of thought.
Being mindful is knowing that You are one with God and naturally you find the peace you seek to slow down and refocus on what is present.
Being mindful has helped me to slow down. And not rush through activities. It has help me to know myself better and not be so harsh on myself. It helps me to focus and concentrate on what needs to be done or what is around me. It has eliminated stress from my life. It has helped me to change bad habits. It has helped me to be more resilient. As well as self-acceptance and showing compassion for others. But most of all mindfulness has led me to live more of an enjoyable life and love myself through every process.
As you develop this practice it will come to you naturally and you will reap all of these benefits. Your sparkle will return, you will find new enjoyment in simple activities, you will not earn or crave for something in the future or more in the undone past, and you will be more relaxed and yet mentally more alert and enthusiastic. Your relationships and communications with people will change even with yourself.
When you are mindful you develop greater awareness. Which allows you to stay in the moment. You trust yourself and your intuition and abilities become natural building blocks of handling developments under pressure or in a crisis because we act with greater clarity and we know how to approach our moment by taking more pleasure in the good things that often go unnoticed or unappreciated.
So let’s appreciate where we are and focus on The present moment so that we can welcome the future with open hands by simply letting go of the idea of how things should be and being mindfully free.
“In today’s rush, we all think too much, seek too much, want too much, and forget about the joy of just being.” —ECKHART TOLLE
Here my daughter taught me the meaning of letting everything go and just being. Gotta love our kids for they remind us the true meaning of being mindfully free.