We don’t get to choose what has happened to us, and we can’t control past choices that still overwhelm our minds, but we can decide to move forward, day-to-day, with the purpose of living a life we are proud of.
What’s the main reason you choose to get out of bed and ‘face the day’ each morning?
Despite our negative experiences and despite any worry for the future or sadness over the past, we can LEARN to LOVE the lives we are living.
So, what’s your WHY? Or...do you even have one?
Could it be your dog? Your children? Your spouse? Success in school or a hopeful promotion at work?
To prove your independence to someone? Taking care of your mother or father? Being the strong single parent? Your current pregnancy? Your future dreams or, simply searching for a purpose?
What is YOUR reason for waking up in the morning?
For some, this can be a very challenging and overwhelming question – which is okay. If so, talk to your therapist for help discovering this!
Mindfulness can help us discover more about our life. Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present, completely aware of where you are, what you’re feeling, and what you’re doing, IN THAT SPECIFIC MOMENT.
Taking a deep breath is an important part of mindfulness Our breath alone is apowerful enough to regulate emotions and help us gain clarity. By taking a few minutes to ourselves, we are able to take power over a moment of our day.
By being mindful, we take time for what matters, we take care of ourselves, we clear our mind of negativity and distraction, and we focus on the present rather than worrying about the future. We come in contact with understanding our ‘WHY'.
So, what are you mindful of today? What gets you out of bed?
Take 5 minutes, right now preferably, and pay attention to your breathing. Relax, focus on yourself, and remind yourself of your WHY.