A Mindfulness Look In the Mirror

Hello there, so I hope you had a good weekend and you’re looking forward to the week. I am on this journey of mindfulness, being peaceful in the energy I create and just intentional lately. I truly have found the benefits of mindfulness through meditation and really staying in the moment. I have it scheduled to do every day, at about 4:45pm EST. Yes, its specific but hey if you’re trying to make something work for you and add into a routine that you enjoy, you better be intentional on how and when you want to get this “activity” done. Not sure if you’ve ever created an energy around you that just exudes positivity, calmness and patience. Your perspective on things as they happen changes, someone cuts you off in traffic, no big deal, someone at work irritates you, you “woosah” a bit, your boo slice isn’t compromising on something, revisit the convo calmly and get your point across assertively and life moves on.

The most beneficial part about mediating is just the after effects, I am calmer, my body seems a bit too relaxed which I like, because to get to this state of relaxation it can take a bit out of you, that’s why it’s good to be still for a bit after finishing to collect yourself. Lastly, I love how I respond to things after and try to do this during the day as well. I feel like my demeanor has been a bit more calmer, things that I think could and used to get to me, my mind now tries to switch to a place of thinking a bit or taking a few steps back before reacting, which is a BIG DEAL for me because like my friends and family know, I can quickly go from 0-100 pretty darn quickly and that is something I have been working greatly on minimizing.

In the scope of this peaceful, mindfulness space, I’m trying to create for myself, one of the things I have learned to do more of, is to truly look in the mirror, past what I see on the surface, to get to a place of fixing some of those core issues that can be easily masked. In being able to be vulnerable enough to do this, it’s helping with a few key things:

  • Building on my confidence
  • Making myself accountable for my actions
  • I’m more open to a care-free state of mind, which also helps me see that not everything has to go the way I expect it to go.
  • I’m growing with an intention to just be present and accept all those layers.
  • Being honest with myself on what I need to get to a place of self-actualization
  • Change is good, I think also that’s why I cut my hair recently, I’m in this place of being good for me first.
  • I’ve been more creative and more excited to do some different things with my life, grow more and see where this can take me.

Like I have mentioned before, I’m far from having this wellness journey at a place that I would like but hopefully giving you a glimpse of what is helping me create overall mindfulness, can be something that helps you. Truly looking at ourselves in the mirror can be a daunting moment because we do try to escape certain things that need to be handled ASAP to get us past the hump we’re on or just move us to our destination of discovering all the greatness in ourselves.

I will leave you with this. You owe so much to yourself by being as authentic as possible. As much as you try to move away from that one thing you know is in you, the more it creeps up in certain aspects of your life, so look past what you see in the mirror and ask yourself how will you challenge yourself today?

“We have to confront ourselves. Do we like what we see in the mirror? And, according to our light, according to our understanding, according to our courage, we will have to say yea or nay – and rise!” Maya Angelou

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