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Mindfulness? Yikes...Sounds Hard!

Updated: Feb 19, 2019

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noun: mindfulness

1. the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something.

2. a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.

3. realizing you are not psychotic or deranged even though you think everyone else has there shit together but you (ok, I made this definition up).

Mindfulness鈥ounds easy enough, right?? Well, bad news alert!

It sounds easy and then you feel like a pre-schooler at snack time desperately trying to stick the straw in the Capri Sun while your friends are chugging down their drinks. Meditation, self-care, yoga, visualizing鈥onestly, they all sound easy peasy, but then why are we so stinking bad at actually putting them into practice?

After being on this Zen journey for what seems like forever (since I can barely remember life without kids), I guess I鈥檝e finally realized that mindfulness is not really an action, but more of a state of being鈥 mindset and approach to living. I also have discovered that the more I am consciously making choices to be aware and present, the easier it becomes鈥ind of like a muscle (maybe not the Kegel muscle, but you get my drift) that I鈥檓 consistently exercising and flexing 馃挭馃従.

In many ways, 鈥渕indfulness鈥 can feel elusive (like that Big O during your early twenties), difficult to define, and too easy to overlook or forget, so I鈥檝e decided to commit a day each week incorporating a little more mindfulness, and I can鈥檛 think of a better day to embody mindfulness than Mondays (because let's be real, Monday's have always sucked)!!

So screw it, let's make Mondays great again... but for real!

Cheers to Mondays (holy oxymoron 鉁)! and cheers to Mondays being more mindful! 馃鈾

Time to go get a glass of wine...is it 5 o'clock yet?

*Wanna see how I'm making Mondays more Mindful (and Wednesdays more Wine-y)?? Hunt me down on Instagram here, and I also have TONS of mindful motivation on Pinterest here*