Qing Tian wrote:If I may make a small suggestion?
The intent to increase your mindfulness is a very good one, and keeping a journal is a useful tool to aid this process. In my experience I found it all a bit overwhelming at the start and so now I advocate starting with simple things. If you meditate, for instance, you could spend a few weeks on being mindful of your posture. Later you could add being mindful of your food whenever you sit to eat. These activities are already defined within your day and so it is (potentially) simpler to focus on what you are familiar with. Further down the track you will likely find that you can bring your mindfulness to bear on other aspects of life more easily - as you will have already established a good base. Otherwise you risk the danger of being swamped with details.
Apologies if you are already taking this approach but I felt the urge to put this out there.
lobster wrote:Slow down. Actions done with tai chi awareness (not granMa speed) come with practice. Mind watched, slows into being rather than reactive monkeying around.
Qing Tian wrote:Trying too hard can be counter productive and frustrating.
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