Starting My Journey: After Mindfulness

I've finished the mindfulness course I was telling you about more than two weeks ago now. It was such a great experience for multiple reasons and it has definitely opened my eyes to things I want to explore further. Like I said in that post, I'm in such a good headspace at the moment and I really feel like I've embarked on a journey of self-discovery lately ~ which I'm absolutely loving! In this post I talk you through a couple of things I've learned and been applying to my life lately. Things get a bit deep and spiritual but hopefully it will inspire you a little bit!

~ I'm so grateful ~
If the course has taught me one thing, it is to take a moment out of every day to consciously experience my mental state and my day. I've taken that point in time to think about the things I am grateful for that day: a habit so incredibly beneficial to your mind and happiness. Even if I've had a really shit day, I can always find at least one or two things to list, which is amazing. It's made me a more thankful, considerate and happy person and I can recommend it to ANYONE who struggles implementing mindfulness in their busy lifestyle.

~ I am NOT my own enemy ~
I feel like I can type up a whole blogpost about this (and maybe I will!) but my mind can really turn against me sometimes. I'm someone who struggles with insecurities, social pressure and anxiety ~ something I've only touched upon briefly before but is a major part of my life, as much as I hate to admit it. Taking on mindfulness, meditation and yoga has made me realise the AMAZING things my mind and body can do and how good I can feel in my own skin. This is somewhat a revelation to me, since up until recently it has mainly been me against myself ~ a fight impossible to win. I gotta say, it's the most liberating feeling EVER to finally be in harmony with myself. This doesn't mean I don't struggle from time to time ~ however, accepting this and knowing that at my core, my struggles don't define me, is the BEST. THING. EVER. 

~ An open mind is the most exciting thing ~
Trying out new things: something I'm hella scared of. I like my safety and comfort, something that can be related to what I've said above. However, learning (slowly but surely) that my struggles don't have to stand in the way of who I am or what I stand for, created such a big space in my mind for undertaking new things and learning more about life from others and new situations. It's given me such a drive to push myself further and find out WHAT it is that makes me happy ~ and to fully embrace that process.

"The secret of change is to focus all your energy,
not on fighting the old, but on building the new" - Socrates

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