Eating mindfully might seem like a practice that is out of reach for many. Between the daily distractions of life, family, and work, practicing mindful eating techniques can be a challenging practice to take on. And one that our friends and family might not have the patience for.
Anxiety runs deep in my family. My father has enough anxiety for the whole family and my grandmother is the queen of overthinking. I came from a family who wants to evaluate every outcome and prepare for all the potential obstacles that may arise. From an outside perspective, this seems smart. If you can evaluate a situation and prepare for the worst, then you’re bound to overcome any and all challenges… right?
Breathwork is an activity that you have to try to truly understand its benefits. When I first heard about breathwork, I was skeptical about how much it would truly “improve my mood,” but I was pleasantly surprised with the improvements that I noticed.
Friends and family were quick to turn to me for help in times of crises because they knew my threshold for stress was off the charts. In fact, I prided myself on how much weight I could carry on my shoulders—and welcomed more.
When I was first introduced to holistic wellness, I received a lot of conflicting information. Regardless, the consensus was that holistic wellness was less than a viable option. Luckily, times have changed and there are more grounds to support a holistic lifestyle.
The power of self-talk cannot be underestimated. This inner voice has the ability to bring us up or tear us down.
The relationship I have with meditating today differs from what I thought it would ever be. There’s a certain level of discipline and mastery that comes with meditating—one that I struggled to obtain for many years. However, looking back now, I couldn’t imagine my days without at least a short meditation.
I realize that not everyone has the same passion for writing as I do, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t reap some of the same benefits. When you take a pen to the paper and let your emotions run free, you can see them for what they are, which is usually optical illusions hindering us from our overall goals.