I Fell Off the Mindfulness Wagon

A black bird among the cherry blossoms

I used to wake up pretty early and meditate for 10 minutes. As the temperatures dropped and the days got shorter, I started to get up later, with just enough time to get ready for the day. Apart from that, I was always exhausted from work and chose to just stay in bed rather than get up early. There were a bunch of things going on, and it got more challenging to keep still, that is, if I did meditate at all. I was just going through the days without really living it.

I know that during times like these, meditation is one of the best self-care things to do for yourself – just to recharge and to clear the busy mind. Last week, I decided to give it a go and did my first meditation session I had in a long time. Oh boy, it was difficult! My mind was racing so early in the morning. But the more I did it, the better it felt, and the more comfortable I became. I missed just taking time to take notice and become aware of what I was feeling, and to focus on gratitude and appreciation. I missed being excited to wake up and seize the day.

I am really, really hoping that I can keep it up. Having said that, I am going to be kind to myself and forgive myself if I miss a day or two. I will try to be as consistent as I can, but will take it one blessed day at a time. πŸ’œ

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