Let’s talk about being mindful. But first a word about My Life in Black and White…
I’m stupid about challenges. I really like them–the whole having a plan to execute, a daily assignment. A Facebook friend posted a seven-day “My Life in Black and White” challenge, and of course, anything involving photography gets my blood pumping, so here I go, my modification of the challenge, making my own rules to serve me best–by adding in an element of self-reflection.
Day One in Black and White. MINDFULNESS.
I have a LOT going on right now. Big decisions. Life changes. Stuff I’ll go into once I figure it all out. And don’t worry, it’s all good, just the kind of things that occupy a whole bunch of brain space. Sometimes my mind clicks through all the potential scenarios so quickly I have trouble focusing and being productive and instead spin my wheels. Not good.
How to combat the psyche-chaos? A bit of meditation. Ten minutes. In the morning. A way to calm the brain and find focus. A tool to organize the thoughts, push away the unimportant ones, figure out what matters, and what most deserves my attention.
A beautiful way to become mindful of the day.
Plus–as an added bonus–the deep breathing revitalizes the body, filling it with oxygen, and creating amazing energy to tackle the day ahead.