On Friday morning, 8.45 a.m., I bent down to pick up something from the floor of my bedroom. In that instant, a sharp, searing pain shot through the base of my neck and between my shoulder blades. Frozen, in pain, I cried out, unable to move.
Sixty hours later, I am here, writing a post on what happened between then and now. And it all has to do with mindfulness and how it helped me deal with this pain. Continue reading “Mindfulness: The mental workout you need”
It’s been a very interesting September, on many fronts. But it’s also been a beautiful exercise in mindfulness.
Being mindful comes with its own set of challenges. Yes, you read that right. I was getting a tad overwhelmed with the number of things on my plate this last month. In case you didn’t know already, I work a full-time job from home, manage a home alone during the week, cook, clean, run two personal blogs, squeeze in exercise and attempt to bring up a 10-year-old with a strong and wilful personality.
Of course, I’m not the first person to do it and won’t be the last either. So why get overwhelmed at all? That comes from trying to be perfect in every task with no exceptions. Continue reading “Mindfulness as a Practice”