Over the past year, specifically the past few weeks and months, I’ve been practicing the art of Mindfulness. Trying.
Mindfulness is the intentional, accepting and non-judgmental focus of one’s attention on the emotions, thoughts and sensations occurring in the present moment, (Wikipedia)
Some months more than others are better and some are – not – and seeing as my hubbie is telling me I need to be MORE mindful – I’ve been working on it these past 2 weeks or so – Remembering where I put things, remembering to write things down, being present, etc…
I’ll tell you how that’s really been going – Today I woke up, decided not to go to yoga because I’ve started my cycle and the first 2 days I just don’t feel up to it, I sat at the kitchen table, browsed the websites I like to look at, started this very same blog post that you are now reading. I got as far as the title. Then I got sidetracked because Jaia wanted math worksheets, and grammar work, and then there was the check book, and then errands. Then Gilmore girls with Jaia, Dance, grocery store stop, dance pickup and dinner. I certainly wasn’t aware, or awake.
So there my title sat –
I remembered off and on today that I meant to sit down and write this –
But it’s not until now – just now (9:30 pm) – that I am actually doing it. Mindfulness – I certainly wasn’t feeling mindful today. And although I got everything accomplished that I wanted to – I really didn’t pay attention – I wasn’t in touch with today.
Must practice mindfulness. Must be mindful of my own person and what I need to stay aware, happy and stress free. Must be mindful to take the time.
Must be mindful to meet my children’s needs as well as my own. Must be mindful of the need to juggle.
Must be mindful of what my husband needs as the sole provider for this family, the traveler.
I’m not meditating – and I need to.
What are your needs to be mindful about and what do you do to fill your own needs,to stay in check, to take care of you and yours?