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Simple Ways to Rejuvenate Yourself #3 – Reflection and Mindfulness

June 29, 2016
Reflection and Mindfulness

Sometimes life is just too busy and our minds become overloaded to the point where we just want to stop thinking. Problems weigh us down, we feel tired and find it difficult to cope.

Now of course we all have some issues in our life, but it is the way you handle them that is important. You can let them ‘drown’ you and overwhelm you or you can take some time out to breathe deeply and examine each problem separately.

Mindfulness – as 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.

reflection and mindfulness

Having a positive mindset is so important to our health and well-being.

I know I’m not positive all the time, who is?

BUT if you try to focus on the positive – guess what? YOU WILL FEEL BETTER!

Reflection and Mindfulness

Taking time each day to reflect and be mindful makes us stop and focus on the positives in our lives.

Taking time to stop, be in the moment and appreciate is all part of keeping your Balance in life.

 

To rejuvenate ourselves physically, mentally and spiritually we need to take time out each day to ‘be in the moment’ and to ‘reflect on life’.  Reflection can also mean taking the time to consider what we don’t like about our life and what changes we would like to make.

In my post ‘B’ is for Balance – Why We Need It for a Healthier Lifestyle  I talk about Balancing our Mindset

To have a balanced, healthy and happy lifestyle you need to be balanced in your mindset. If you mind is overcrowded with the stresses of life, you can’t think clearly, let alone find or make the time for relaxing and enjoyment.

Try this exercise – Sit in a quiet place, close your eyes and breathe deeply in and out for 5 minutes.  Try to clear your mind of all thoughts.  I know it is hard but if you persevere you will feel so much lighter.

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Go on – be in the moment – take 3 deep breaths now and see how you feel.

Next in the series will be….. #4 – Gratitude

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9 Comments

  • Reply Carol Cassara July 5, 2016 at 22:50

    Yes, reflection time is so necessary. But we get so involved in daily life we forget to do it!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 10, 2016 at 07:36

      I know Carol life just takes over sometimes or most of the time really but we do need to try to take some quiet time. Have a lovely day!

  • Reply Bren Pace July 6, 2016 at 06:28

    Hi Sue,

    This is such an inspiring post. “Me-time”, as I call it, is essential to my well-being. Meditation helps to keep me grounded. But like Carol said, sometimes we are so busy with “life”, we forget to take time for ourselves.

    Thanks for this beautiful post. Have a great week ahead!

    B

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 10, 2016 at 07:37

      I’m so pleased you found the post inspiring Bren that makes my day. You have a beautiful week as well and tanks for stopping by xx

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  • Reply Min @ Write of the Middle April 16, 2019 at 10:14

    Such an important message Sue! We get so caught up in ‘striving’ … focussed on the future or dwelling in the past and usually have a million things going on in our minds … that we forgot to focus on the NOW and we miss so many wonderful things because of this and it also can lead to stress and overwhelm. That’s all mindfulness is really …. just ‘being’. Focussing on the now – what we feel, hear, sense, acknowledging our thoughts but not letting them take us off on a tangent. Love the 5 minute exercise you’ve included in your post. Most of us can find 5 minutes in a day and it’s so lovely to do. You don’t even need to put aside dedicated time if you prefer not to – it can be done during everyday tasks – even the mundane (just as todays ZTT post discusses). Thanks so much for linking up with #ZTT xo

  • Reply Kristina April 16, 2019 at 13:40

    So what has happened iv moved almost a country away from our family home and set up in this beautiful town so creating a retirement fund , paying off debt and this move came at a time when I was eight years in to reformatting g my brain into a positive one which loved me just the way I am . There is now zero tolerance for self hatred snd bullying myself my brain which has truly become my life long buddy but needs reminding every day – that’s my job. I had fed my brain with messages of Shame blame guilt and the pain of loss . That I could have functioned for decades with this self bullying going on is amazing but I did . I needed to be appreciated snd to getvthat I tried harder than hard tried to be perfect got a masters in nursing raised two wonderful kids supported my husband was there for my sick dad my dying mum my sick angry brother and so on . Now I’m at peace I’m relishing the calm the end of relentless bullying of myself iv shed so much painful memories and I’m so full of joy at times / just being alive not doing anything much sitting in the sun studying a new language relishing being g able to go to a painting class. just enjoying peace with hubby and daughter snd son in law nearby.

  • Reply Denyse Whelan April 16, 2019 at 19:18

    Striving is happening less and less these days for me…as I recognise I CAN slow down, and contribute but also give more time to me and to my husband. It’s interesting how, in over 48 years of marriage, we have really only been by ourselves 24/7 in the past 4 years since we left Sydney. I spent much of the 4 years anxious and then with cancer, so it is an interesting experience to be paying more attention in our relationship. It is so worth it.

  • Reply Debbie April 17, 2019 at 07:35

    I need to do more of this! Thanks Sue, it’s sometimes the simple things we have to do to get back in touch with ourselves isn’t it? #ztt

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