Mindfulness in Challenging Times
Have you ever felt like you just don't have time for mindfulness? I have! I resisted the idea I had about sitting in meditation for 30-45 min a day when I could be using that time to write or go for a jog. I later learned mindfulness was not just meditation. It is so much more!
Integrative Intelligence® teaches us that there is wisdom in integrating health into our lives, our thinking, and our habitual ways of showing up.
Mindfulness is a key ticket. It is the inception point to self-awareness, intuition, and a calmer nervous system. Like coaching, mindfulness can become a way of being.
For example, I used to loathe doing chores. They felt like one more thing on my to-do list. As a mother of 3, I honestly dreaded them.
After attending a meditation retreat with Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, I was open to mindfulness being much more than a timed meditation. This training opened my eyes to embodied ways of being.
I started relating mindfulness techniques to laundry, sweeping, and dishes. I used them as a "break" to my work day. I began enjoying "cleaning" and began to equate it to "clearing". I mindfully cleared my space and felt more peace.
Applying mindfulness to chores also allowed me to get up and move my physical energy. If I were coaching, or teaching, or writing, it was all done at a desk. The embodied practice of appreciating movement was a reset for my mind and body.
This is my success journey with integrating mindfulness into my life. As true to coaching, everyone has their own success formula, and I hope today's resource helps you hone your relationship to mindfulness even further.
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