This mindful blogging is working! I am definitely feeling more aware and more mindful! It’s so nice to know there are many others out there exploring the same thing too! Thank you!
In the past 3 months when I was immersed in a new job and long hours all my resolutions to meditate went out the window. Last week though, after renegotiating my work hours, I rediscovered the power of finding 5 minutes to meditate. It is so easy to underestimate the effect of 5 minutes (I do it all the time!) and to say, ‘ I haven’t got time, there’s no point!’ but every time I sit for 5 minutes and mindfully focus on my body, the sounds I can hear, my breath, the areas of tension, I can feel a difference!
It might be that I feel calmer, more present or more aware of the tension in my neck and shoulders. Sometimes I even get much wanted clarity around how to approach a busy time ‘focus on that job, do that first, the rest can wait!’ For me this is most effective just before I pick the kids up from school and the afternoon hits the MOST busy and chaotic stage of the day!
And then I am finding that that the more I do 5 mindful minutes, the more mindful I am, the more I want to meditate for longer! Lovely! Now I just need to find more time!