I wanted to write a blog about maintaining your zen during the holiday season but I got too busy…
I have come to really value and cherish moments of calm- imagined or real.
I have come to need moments of calm for my emotional and physical well being.
I try to carve out such moments whenever possible. No matter where I am, no matter what I’m doing, I can stop, orient myself within my surroundings, imagine myself in the timespace and become present. I’m trying to master the art of being mindful.
Have you ever tried it? It takes a little diligence but its benefits will keep you coming back to the practice again and again.
Stop what you’re doing- it only takes a few seconds. Where are you? What are you doing? Why are you doing it? What is the real purpose of it? How does it make you feel? Is the feeling contributing to your sense of well being? These are enough questions to bring you into the present moment. Don’t overthink it- let your mind and subconscious do the work.
In times of stress, this practice can often be enough to bring us back- help us re-group and regain focus. In times of joy, being mindful can heighten the positive experience bathing us in gratitude.
The present moment is all we really have. Make the most of it…