Things I’ve noticed since the start of my mindfulness course:
- It’s much easier to watch Narcos for 45 minutes than to carve out those same 45 minutes for a daily body scan meditation (and at the end of the body scan I never think to myself ‘just one more’!)
- Pausing instead of reacting like I normally do has positive effects on me and my communication with others.
- I spend a huge amount of my days on autopilot, just going through the motions without stopping to think about what I am doing. When I do stop and breathe, it seems increasingly absurd.
- Being more mindful has made me more aware of how I race from one thing to the next and how fast others around me are rushing. I deeply believe we could all benefit from slowing down and I’m committed to starting with myself. I’ve reduced my working hours to 80% and am consciously trying to BE more and DO less. Let’s see how it goes!