Mindful Thursday~ 01/02/2020

Improve your self-awareness and improve your self-management to continue a greater life with today’s Mindful-Amusement~
“Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience.” ~Jon Kabat-Zinn
Become mindfully active and attentive to the present. Make it a habit of observing your thoughts and emotions without good or bad judgment. Live in the moments and practice being in the present, rather than dwelling on the past or anticipating the future.  Practice mindfulness as a healthy way of identifying and managing latent emotions that are causing problematic challenges and challenging issues in personal and professional relationships. Practicing mindfulness has many benefits that positively affect your life better, including lowering stress levels, protecting against depression and anxiety, reducing harmful ruminating, and coping with rejection and social isolation better.
“Mindfulness allows you to monitor your thoughts and to capture one thought leading you to the next, as you decide whether or not you’re heading into an unhealthy direction… and if so, allow yourself to let go appreciatively, move on, and change directions graciously.”
The key is to teach yourself to pay attention consistently to your experiences, and to become aware of how heavily influenced your emotions are to affect your physical and mental wellbeing. Disallow your fears and insecurities about the past and the future seize control over your thoughts and completely appreciate the present. Use mindfulness as a tool to enhance your self-awareness regarding both your physical and emotional conditions without bogging yourself down in self-criticism and self-judgment. Habitually label your thoughts, beliefs, feelings, and sensations objectively as you observe yourself. Cultivate a state of mindfulness through brief periods of stillness and taking deep breaths. Focus on your every breath as well as the sensations of temperature, sounds, scents, and the feeling of air passing in and out of your body throughout your moments. Now shift your attention to experiencing your thoughts and emotions, and allow every thought to exist without judgment and resistance. Accept them as they are as they flow in and out… be with those thoughts! Your experience may naturally evoke a strong emotional reaction. If so, explore your response with this opportunity to address and resolve your underlying challenges for the betterment of your livelihood.
“Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.” ~Nhat Hanh
CHEERS~ to your success continuing…

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