As I go through the mindfulness course, I am learning so much. The benefits of mindfulness are staggering. The mental and emotional benefits are all very well documented but there are many physical benefits too. Mindful living helps strengthen the immune system, it is good for the heart, it can help reduce blood pressure and it also helps with all the stress related conditions. These are just a few of the benefits of mindfulness.
Mindfulness is not a quick fix. It takes effort, persistence and consistency. So often in the world at the minute, we want convenience and a quick fix for everything. Mindfulness will never be any of these things but it is a long-term fix. It deals with the root of the problem and isn’t just dealing with symptoms. In modern medicine, symptoms are inclined to be treated and root causes are ignored. However, the only way to make a real difference is to treat the root cause.
Mindfulness also puts me back in control. I am taking charge of my own wellness and not hoping for the best.
For me, however, the biggest change mindfulness has brought is in my outlook, my mind-set and my quality of life. Now I am in charge of my life and my moods. I’m no longer being controlled by outside influences. I am keeping my focus on the present moment as much as I can. I’m not stressing about the future or beating myself up about things that are past. I am finding more joy in daily life and more gratitude for all my blessings. I find, for the first time ever, I am not over thinking or making assumptions about things that happen. I’m not comparing myself to others, I’m trying to live the best life I can. I am trying to focus on things I can control. It’s not always easy and there are times when I fail miserably but, where before I’d get very self-critical and give up, now I refocus and start again. It’s getting easier and easier to get back on track the more I do it.
Having given myself the space to live in the present moment I have found myself with more time on my hands. I’m not mindlessly scrolling social media, I am not spending hours living what ifs or regretting things I’ve done.
I used that time to analyse my life and I discovered I was making do. My life was grand, I was getting by. It was very much by chance I was getting by, there was no intention in it. Getting by is grand but we all deserve so much more. That’s what led me to Oola. I never felt life coaching was for me. That was for people with big goals or business people but not ordinary people like me. However, when I analysed my life I discovered that, although I was strong in some areas, there were areas I wasn’t strong in at all. There is work to be done and when some balance is achieved, there will be a chance for some real growth.
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