Becoming Mindful this May
Stress is our body’s way of responding to life’s ever-increasing demands and pressures, and in times like these – we’re all feeling it a little more so. Everyone deals with stress differently, some of us get creative and make things, whereas some of us get productive and clean things. We all have our own ways of dealing with stress, but more often than not, many of us can find ourselves overthinking and letting our fears and insecurities take over.
As a result, we can simply feel lost. Regardless of how you deal with stress, a way to manage it is through mindfulness.
Mindfulness is a state of mind where we focus our awareness into the present moment to develop better control of our mind, body and soul. It’s achieved by recognising, acknowledging, and letting things go. For example, noticing a slight itch on your left arm, and without judgement, letting it pass. Or, having a child not finish their homework. You may feel angry and frustrated that they didn’t do what they were told. You accept the presence of those emotions without judgement, and let them go to become more centred.
That is what being mindful is all about. Being in control of your thoughts and feelings. Mindful in May (https://www.mindfulinmay.org) is an online movement encouraging people to spend a month training their mind into a state of mindfulness. The movement provides education, tools and community support to help build a sustainable meditation practice which will improve your ability to cope in stressful situations. In times like these, the importance of community support and self-care has never been so
clear. Mindful in May provides a supportive online community to help strengthen your resilience and foster new and existing relationships. It promotes self-care by providing a place to clear your mind when times are stressful.
Becoming mindful this May will help you bring more awareness, clarity, forgiveness, peace and joy into your life. Clear your mind from the stress of yesterday, and focus on the peace of today.