Monday, April 16, 2018

Mindfulness

How did last week's exercise go? I have to admit that I did procrastinate on some things. But I also took action on others. So I guess it was a little bit of a success even though I could have done better. I'll just have to keep working on it.

Here is this week's mindfulness exercise:


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  1. I always think it's crazy how much we can't move in strong winds.

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    1. I know what you mean! And the smaller and lighter you are, the harder it gets.

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  2. I LOVE the wind. Well, here's my sound that relaxes my shoulders no matter what I'm doing. When the wind blows through leaves. Oh my gosh. What a powerful thing. Love it.

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    1. That is such a lovely sound. I find it very relaxing, almost meditative.

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  3. Well, I have to say that I didn't procrastinate last week at all...in fact, there was a temptation to procrastinate re: S&P...but we didn't and I am so glad about that. Now we play the waiting game and hope he keeps his word...THIS TIME.

    Wind and breath...thought and flow...I am very aware of my breathing. Around the time of the burnout, I was breathing very shallow breaths all the time, shoulders up by my ears too. Whenever I feel stress and anxiety, the first thing I become aware of is my breathing. I do nostril breathing, covering one and breathing in and out of the other. I become aware of the cool air coming in and the warm air blowing out. It's very calming!

    Lately I cannot avoid the wind, so it's very present and I'm trying to open my eyes and my mind to any message it's trying to relay to me :)

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    1. That is good news about S&P, Rain. I'm so happy for you. Fingers crossed that everything goes smoothly. And fingers crossed even more that they are loved and properly taken care of. You have a lot on your plate and I am in awe of how you've managed to stay afloat up until now.

      "Wind and breath...thought and flow" There is such a magical ring to that. That is a very interesting way of breathing. I'm going to try it and see how it feels. It's wonderful how we learn new things from blogging pals.

      I should have practiced the procrastinate exercise this week because I've done everything I said I would do...so far :)

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    2. Actually Martha, the one nostril breathing is a technique I use during panic attacks. It really does work to calm the body and heart. I don't know how I've stayed afloat honestly...that chocolate pudding sure did help though ;)

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    3. The chocolate pudding! LOL Yes, that would help. For me it would have to be ice cream. Or cheesecake. But probably both :)

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  4. I love the wind - i breathe it and so appreciate the clear air up here where I live. I had a woman friend, Cecilia, with American Indian heritage. She taught me how to call the wind to me. She would come over to my house and we would sit outside on a still summer night and call the wind. I was amazed when it worked. Right now I don't have to call the wind because we have had heavy breezes now for about three days and they are continuing as the wind changes direction. We get so many windy days where i live. And the wind blowing through trees is amazing and wonderful.

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    1. I love that story, Sandy! What a cool friend that is. And what a remarkable experience...calling the wind. I love listening to the wind. There is something really calming about it. Lately the wind has been howling...and cold. I'm looking forward to those welcome breezes on those hot summer days.

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