I almost changed to a new technique, but realized I needed more time with this one, and you probably did too.
On My Deck
(repeat pic, but includes Day 8 also)
9/18/15 & 9/19/15: Days 7 & 8 of #mostlymindful10. Welcome to my deck during the daytime! I forgot to take a pic yesterday, but I lucked out that I did my #meditation in the same spot at roughly the same time (early afternoon) both days. Both sittings were equally rough ad far as continuously pulling my mind away from thoughts of my to do list. Both afternoons brought a breeze that I appreciated. I did notice less reluctance to doing the sitting, which tells me a habit is reforming. Want to join me? Click the link in my profile to follow my blog, my next post is coming soon with the details on how to start and more insight into my week! #blogging #mindfulness #mostlymindful #simplysitting #notice #awareness #senses #outside #deck #whereever #whenever #10minutes #justdoit
At the Yoga Studio
In My Closet Room
(yes, I have a closet room. the closet space in our house is terrible!)
9/21/15: Day 10 of #mostlymindful10 Yesterday's sitting was tough. I had a blowup with my husband the night before and was still feeling sad. I didn't speak much all day, as I didn't have much to say. As I sat, I noticed how quiet my mind was, as if my thoughts were drowning in a sea of sadness. I decided that rather than doing a scan to notice various things I'd sit with the emotion. It wasn't gone when I finished, but it felt a bit more watered down, as if some of the potency had been washed away as I allowed myself to fully feel the emotion instead of ignoring it #meditation #mindfulness #mostlymindful #everybodyargues #honoryouremotions #10minutes
In Yoga Class
9/22/15: Day 11 of #mostlymindful10. Laying in savasana, I'd guess at least 7 minutes went by before I realized I'd been thinking about blog posts the entire time. I brought my attention back but my mind kept thinking about what I wanted to write. There's no such thing as failing at meditation, but if there were.. #mostlymindful #meditation #doh #simplysitting #savasana #fail #blogging #bloggerproblems #thinkingmind
In My Front Yard
In a Parking Lot
9/24/15: Day 13 of #mostlymindful10. Oh man, this one was tough. I sat in my husband's truck in a parking lot during my lunch hour at work. I woke up with a terrible sinus infection and the last thing I wanted to do was to sit and breathe. I did it anyway, and as I often notice during #savasana (though then I'm laying down) the muscles around my so uses softened when I brought my attention to the area. As I noticed the area of suffering, it gave in a little in the moment. #simplysitting #mostlymindful #meditation #parkinglot #10minutes #nychereico #anytime #workingmomma
All Tucked In
9/25/15: Day 14 of #mostlymindful10. Remember that sinus infection I mentioned yesterday? This day, it was full on to the point that I literally looked like I'd been punched in both eyes. I could barely hold it together enough to pack for our trip to Disney, and I hopped into bed at the first opportunity. Before I ever started sitting meditations I listened to CDs (mp3s?). Last night I pulled out my very first, Kelly Howell's Healing Meditation. I love her voice, but I also believe a huge part of why this one impacts me so much is the #hemisync #brainsync element to the music. This is me with a freezer-cold mask on my face, and a microwave-heated pillow on my chest, as my husband tucked me in with my beloved Sleep Phone. I'm *fairly* sure I listened to the meditation for at least 10 minutes before passing out.. #mostlymindful #10minutes #healing #meditation #sinusinfection #nofilter #disney #disneylandeve #sickmommy #selfcare #nevertoooldtobetuckedin #nightnight
Stay tuned for this coming week, when I have the challenge of meditating every day while at Disneyland taking care of my daughter full-time while my husband attends conference sessions!
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