Hello dead blog.
Hello dead blog that I feel guilty about.
Hello dead blog that was supposed to be a motivator to keep me practicing mindfulness.
I have not been listening to any guided meditations.
I have not been doing any silent meditations.
I have not been taking any extended periods of time to sit and quiet my brain.
Actually that's a lie.. I have taken the odd very short moment here and there (like 10 - 20 seconds) to close my eyes and focus on what I could hear.
I do sometimes work to bring myself right down into the present and be aware of my breathing (the feel of the air as it enters and leaves my nostrils is my new go-to sensation for focusing on the breath).
So maybe in that way mindfulness has entered my life.
But I'm in no way a 'regular practitioner'. I haven't properly incorporated mindfulness into my life in a sustained way - the kind of way that (if the research is to be believed) will actually make some lasting changes in my brain. i.e. 10-20 minutes if not longer at a time.
I think the best way to make sure it happens every day is to do it first thing in the morning before anyone else gets up. Hopefully that's where I'll get to eventually. In the meantime I will try to fit it in and around my busy life.
Feel better having finally written another post on here. Will try to keep this up.
Love, Mrs D xxx
UPDATE : HA HA I just got emailed by American guru Depak Chopra about a free online 'event' next week called 'Four Simple Steps to integrate meditation into your busy life'. Ha ha! I have registered. Watch this space...