I wish I could say the reason why I haven’t written a blog for so long was because I was being so mindful!! But instead is was because of a big trip to Western Australia, school holidays, returning to work and kids returning to school and lately because my partner has been away….sigh!
I found my meditation sessions turned into….’I’ll just lie down to meditate’ and then I would snooze! Maybe the naps were much needed but I have missed the clarity and sense of being recharged when I meditate! The other day returning to meditate was like returning home…..but I have still found it hard to get back into the rhythm of daily meditating!
Having said all that….daily mindfulness kept me calmer and saner I am sure! Sometimes it would be noticing my surroundings, sometimes really mindfully absorbing my cup of tea…..sometimes a mindful hug, a yummy peach, an interesting bird, or mentally appreciating my children and how fast they are growing up!
Sometimes being mindful was easy….like snorkelling or body surfing or climbing to the top of a lighthouse or feeling the wind in your hair on a ferry! Sometimes it was really difficult like when the kids are fighting or grumbling or when it’s too hot…..still it is an essential part of my life now and I am glad I had some of those strategies to get me through the last few weeks!