Mindful Monday

Mindful Monday

I am starting a weekly feature called, “Mindful Monday,” where I want to share my views on becoming ‘mindful’.  This encompasses the act of being watchful, aware, wary, heedful, alert, careful, or attentive, in whatever area in your life you feel it applies to.

Intrigued?  Read on:

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This week, because I over indulged during the holidays, I am going to practice “mindful-eating.” I need to get back on track with my weight loss journey.  I need to slow down and take my time.  I also need to eat at the table, not sitting on the couch just munching away, or at my desk reading blogs on WordPress.

I also decided that this week I am going to use chopsticks to eat at least one meal each day.  This will make me slow down and savor my food.

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(Eat, Drink and Be Mindful)

The above image is a great way to jump start your weight loss journey by practicing mindful eating.  My mantra for this week is:

“EAT TO NOURISH & ENERGIZE.”

This is not a challenge.  This is an offering of support.  If you would like to join in with your own Mindful Monday goals you can do so in the comments or on a separate post of your own making.  If you want to link back to my post, please feel free to do so however, it is not necessary.  My main objective here is to give and get support to become more mindful of the things I take for granted in life.

Peace and Joy to everyone this week,

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About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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52 Comments

  1. Excellent ideas! One of my students wrote about mindfulness in his pursuit of happiness (final paper assignment). I’ve seen this notion of mindfulness a lot lately–must be God’s message to me! Thanks for sharing the graphics (I pinned the 26 step one). It’s still Sunday here so I’ll start my mindful eating in the morning 😉

  2. Love the Mindful Eating Marathon – definitely food for thought if you pardon the expression! Good luck with your WLJ, myself and hubby are restarting ours today.

  3. Colleen this, I really do think, is what I need to get back to. I used to practice this but got discouraged by other people who snorted derision , in my direction , if i even mentioned this type of life. Although I am still standing at that huge crossroad I am slowly beginning to like what you and Eddie two hawks offer. So like you I am going to go the eating route also.

  4. This is actually my primary goal for 2015, however one that I struggle with a horribly! The past year or so my life has been a non-stop race, and with that has come a brain that never seems to slow down. I love your suggestions, and look forward to being a part of this journey.

    • I find that I have to slow down and not run around crazy. I am a planner so that helps. Find 5 minutes a day to sit quietly and clear your thoughts. Try to think about nothing. It’s hard to do at first. Take a walk, or a bath – something that is only for you. Pay attention to how you feel. Just try to slow down. 💖

  5. This is very good! I say that as I sit here munching on my cereal as I read blogs!! OOPS! Ha! No, I do like your suggestions and thank you for them. I do want to be more mindful in 2015. Have a great day!

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  7. Mindfulness is amazing! Im going to join in on this tonight when kids are in bed 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

  8. A good idea Colleen, with some useful tips.

  9. Wishing you more power in 2015 🙂

  10. Mindfulness can lift the quality of our actions. It also help us avoid doing the unnecessary things.

    Keep posting. 😉 I really love it.
    Jade the Mystic

  11. I love this!! Thank you for sharing with us — it is just the perfect thing to start off the New Year right! And I look forward to Mondays now!

  12. There are some really great tips here Colleen, I need to try some of them! Best of luck, I’m sure your new weekly feature will help to inspire yourself and others. 🙂 <3

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  14. You know i came here to convey to u my regards 🙂
    Your blog is so good. I love your posts.

    Wish u a very joyous new year. Looking forward to reading all your posts in the future. More power to your writing in 2015 🙂

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    I’d love your thoughts on this 🙂

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  16. Collen, such a great idea and presentation. Colorful and eye-catching to read and think about. Always enjoy your writing and look forward to more. Christine

  17. Always good to have more support being mindful. Thanks Colleen

  18. I love this idea. The concept of being mindful works hand in hand with my word of the year- focus. 🙂

    • Since the new year is a time of renewal I figured it would work for many of us to link and support each other in our endeavors. I always do better when I know there are others that need my support too. <3

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