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I have decided to share blogs about Mindfulness with you on Mondays. Mondays are very important days because they can determine how you start and end your week. So, make sure to jump-start your week right by reading through this post.
Mindfulness can be incorporated in a lot of ways in your life. It can help you in dealing with people, managing your emotions, and a lot more. But what’s also important are the things you will learn from it.
The things you learn from practicing mindfulness serve as tools you can use to apply to your everyday life. If you still haven’t tried this practice, I’m glad you’re reading this now.
Here are things that you can learn from being mindful. Most of these teachings basically came from the key aspects of mindfulness. You can read more about it on the internet. I hope that by the end of this post you’ll understand how this can help you live your life
If you’re the type of person who easily gets lost during a conversation, I hear you. It’s very hard to control your mind from wandering because all it does is think. Luckily, as we always say, mindfulness develops awareness. It helps us pay attention at the moment.
For example, you may find yourself thinking about what you’ll do after dinner while you wash the plates. But being mindful teaches you to pay attention to details, examine your work, simply being present and aware of what you’re doing.
Give No Judgements
One of the things I have learned and used as an advantage is giving no judgments. Being mindful means making aware of your judgments too and removing them because you know that they’re unhelpful for you. Your judgments are what fuels your emotion, but being mindful teaches you to get a clearer view of what’s happening and respond to it more wisely.
Notice The Good Side
You learn from being mindful when you start to notice the good traits in everything no matter how bad the situation is. This may be quite hard to see but being mindful means being aware of the situation and analyzing both the good and bad stuff that’s happening to you.
By doing so, mindfulness tends to make you notice those good things too and not only on the negative things because you know that everything comes and goes–even your emotions.
You learn to become patient with everything around you. With your emotions, with yourself, and with the people around you too. How often are you irritated when you can’t seem to do something quick and right?
When you are impatient, it means that you anticipate getting your work done faster, like for example, you can’t figure out the paperwork you need to finish by the end of the day.
If you want to focus on what you’re doing, you need to understand that the more you think of that deadline at the end of the day, the more you lose focus on your paperwork. It only adds pressure on you. And that doesn’t help you overcome what you need to do.
Gill Hasson, in her book Mindfulness, says that it is “now” that you learn to accept. A good example is accepting whether you feel emotional pain, anger, or joy. Being mindful tells you that clinging into your past isn’t going to help you at the moment. Acceptance is knowing that all of these feelings are just feelings that come and go naturally. This moment is when you need to live. Appreciating what happens to you now and letting go of those you felt in the past will help you move forward.
So how does this all help, you might ask? You can still function well washing the dishes even if your mind isn’t at the present. Or you can still do your paperwork while you cram. Or maybe you think that you can forget being angry eventually.
Well, the question should be: What happens when you don’t pay attention at all? When you always cram the things you need to do? What happens when you just wait ’til you’re not angry anymore?
These things that you learn from practicing mindfulness are very useful once you figure out how to maintain them in your life. You may opt to live in your old ways, but when you live mindfully, you can train your mind to start fresh and let go of those unhelpful habits. Your mind is a very powerful tool that greatly affects how you live, and mindfulness teaches you to use it more effectively.
I hope you find this blog useful for today. 🙂
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