Mindfulness

Mindfulness is something we all need to practice more in our daily activities. Personally, I love living in the moment of every experience of my day. I spent too many years living in survival mode and unable to appreciate the little things that make life amazing and magical.

Now, life finds me with an amazing husband, my wonderful children and step-children, a job I enjoy and a circle of friends who are the bomb.

Living in each moment and absorbing all the magic is truly a delight.

The sound of our children’s laughter, the sparkle in their eyes, the smell of homemade pizza, a moment to cuddle, the warmth of the sun, the first notes of a sound check, quiet moments of reflection on a new hiking trail, biting into a still warm chocolate chip cookie… saturate yourself in the simplicity and magic of every moment.

Not only is this great for your psychological wellbeing, many physical health benefits have been discovered as well. Mindfulness can help relieve stress, treat heart disease, lower blood pressure (I can attest to this), reduce chronic pain, improve sleep, and alleviate gastrointestinal difficulties.

My husband and I, from the day we met, love the simple moments of being together: story telling, cribbage playing, some local storm chasing, hikes along beautiful trails and at the end of the day, when our home has quieted, recapping our day and envisioning our tomorrow.

I would encourage us all to make more time to be mindful during our day to day activities. Far too often people are all about their work, building their business, scrolling Facebook or Pinterest and the say becomes a blur and their relationships become secondary. Personally, I set time aside to do social media or writing in order to optimize my time so I can focus on those people and moments in my life without other distractions. ❤