This week I have felt a very definite change in the way I'm feeling about life.
My mind has definitely made an adjustment somehow and has stopped thinking 'this is not normal' and instead is telling me 'this is the new normal'.
I am accepting.
Accepting that I no longer go zooming off around the country.
Accepting that I don't live for my next holiday.
Accepting that this is how life is.
I feel calmer and more contented.
I am living in the moment.
I don't know what has signalled this switch in my thinking? Maybe my brain has reached the point where the new routine is established?
Of course I am lucky. I have a comfortable home, a loving husband with me, and am surrounded by the stunning Argyll countryside. I've had all of those things since the start of Lockdown and yet until this week they weren't enough to make me feel happy as I longed for the things I couldn't have (like hugs from my children).
Mindfulness helps us train our minds to stop racing around. To just be in the moment. Right now.
For most of us though this isn't normal! Our monkey brains are full of 'stuff'.
By learning a few simple techniques for breathing and meditation we can all be more in the moment.
Why not give it a try?
I will be launching my Zoom Mindfulness classes on Thursday 11th June (next week) and I'd love you to join me. If being on Zoom scares you don't worry - you can join me without anyone seeing or hearing you if you'd prefer that. Drop me a line and let me know if you'd like to give it a go - firstname.lastname@example.org
I love receiving comments and feedback about my blog, and constantly feel humbled and amazed by the number of people who read my ramblings. This has definitely been a great thing to come from Lockdown. Thank you for all your support.
Some lovely words sent to me by a carer yesterday:
'I've noticed so many changes since the lockdown; but apart from the fact it has claimed so many lives; the most noticeable changes I've seen are; we have much more time to appreciate the beauty of everything around us; the lovely gardens; the birds; and the cleaner air, with not so much traffic congestion due to less people working at the moment .😊.But the most important thing of all that I've noticed anyway, is the kindness, respect ,and time everyone seems to have for each other now. Before this we were all wrapped up in our own little world, oblivious to everything else going on around us, and nobody seemed to care. It would be so good if we could put a little bit of happiness in to a tiny envelope; and pass it on to everyone, so that their lives could be a little bit brighter every day.'❤❤❤xxx
Here's a fun wee video by an artist who really 'sees' -
Isn't that brilliant!
P.S. The bluetits are still busily stuffing their babies beaks with caterpillars, and I'm still hoping to catch them fledging soon.