Welcome to Mindful Monday! I have found that being mindful encompasses the act of being watchful, aware, wary, heedful, alert, careful, or attentive, in whatever area in my life I feel it applies to. Each week I try to self discover new things about myself. This week, I am going to share 7 Things Mindful People Do Differently:
Image credit by Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D., of Mindful.org
Mindful Monday is all about getting in touch with your own goals about mindfulness. This past week, I worked hard on getting all the tasks completed that I thought were important for the week. I met most of my goals, however life got in the way for some. There is nothing you can do about life and the way things shake out sometimes. You know what? I let people know that I would not be able to make the deadlines this week for a few things and then… I moved on! I did not beat myself up, instead I accepted my imperfections and accepted that sometimes life just happens. I lived in the moment and then let it go.
In fact, when I looked back at everything I did accomplish last week, I realized that what I thought were imperfections were simply snags in my path in life. I had completed a fantastic amount of work around the house, (the painting should be done tomorrow ) and I had written some fabulous posts for my blog. I actually appreciated what I had accomplished! This was a fantastic feeling. Show yourself gratitude for the person you are becoming.
I have continued to practice mindful eating and the results are starting to pay off. I drank 5 glasses of water a day, which is fantastic for me. This has helped me recognize that I was more thirsty than I was hungry! I am paying attention to my body. Sounds simple right? That is the whole idea with mindfulness. The more you pay attention to, the more you understand about yourself.
What are your mindful goals for this week?
Remember, 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.
Thank you for joining me in my pursuit of becoming more mindful. I appreciate your support!