I’ve been struggling with my practice of being mindful. My brain has a “to do” list that continues to grow and I’m always feeling a little behind.
Last week I was to start a new meditation practice. I was able to listen to only one day (and even then I cut the 20 minutes short because my phone started vibrating with a call from someone who never calls me during the day).
I haven’t been practicing self care in ways that I encourage others to do.
The only blame here is that I allow myself to become consumed with activities that both need and don’t need my attention.
It is easy to become caught up in the immediacy of deadlines and needs of daily life. However, we can’t forget that we must make ourselves a priority.
Mindfulness has become a hot topic in the counseling and self care world. Most of us are able to define the practice but we may struggle with a daily practice.
During this time:
As we approach what is often the busiest time of the year, it becomes easy to multi-task. As we do this, we do not focus upon the current moment. We often miss out on enjoyable moments because we are rushing towards something else.