I'm so sorry for my lack of reliability over the last few weeks. Moving has been a bit of a hassle, and we have only just got internet sorted. Hopefully from now on I will be able to post a bit more regularly.
Today I want to talk about something called mindfulness. Mindfulness is the term used to describe living in the present. It is a useful tool for reducing stress and learning to relax. It can become extremely stressful and tiring to be constantly worrying about the future, or regretting or feeling angry about the past. Mindfulness teaches you to leave that behind, if only temporarily. Of course, you cannot practice mindfulness 24/7, you do have times where you need to plan for the future or learn from the past. Living in the moment for some part of each day, and focussing on what you are doing then and there can help prevent you from pointlessly worrying about the future, and leave your brain free for constructive planning and learning. There are a lot of different ways of practicing mindfulness, and some will work better for you than others, look online and see what you think suits you.
If you are someone who worries a lot about the future, or spends too much time in the past, mindfulness could be a great way to help you de-stress.
Do you worry a lot about the past or future? Do you think this is because of your illness? What do you do