Thursday, 7 March 2019

Ways to be mindful without meditating #mindfulness

Brianna, © 2019
There's plenty of evidence that mindfulness can help you be more aware of yourself and environment. It helps you cope with stress better, help with anxiety and depression, and focus on your concentration to help you relax more. Basically, "being mindful" means paying attention to the present moment. It's a simple idea, but it's not always easy to practice. It can be anything from a colouring book to meditation apps on your phone. If you're wondering how to be mindful and looking for some tips, read on.

Do some stretching
Sometimes we get so caught up in our thoughts throughout the day, that we forget everything else. Take a moment and focus on your body, such as doing some stretching or even visiting the gym. It's the perfect opportunity to free your mind. Take your time, and focus on how your body feels. Exercise increases your overall health and well-being, which in return will make you happier. It's a direct stress-buster, as it pumps up your endorphins.

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

So Fuckin Tired and Stressed

It's midnight and I can't sleep. I'm incredibly tired, but I can't seem to shut my thoughts off. I'm so incredibly stressed and confused and have no idea what to think or do. I originally created this blog as a form of therapy, to have a place where I can vent and free my mind. It worked for many years, however, now that many people read it, especially people I know, I feel like I can't really be myself anymore. I wanna be able to write my thoughts and feelings, but afraid I might offend someone or hurt someone.

I need to make some big changes in my life, and terrified of doing so. I'm at the point of a new chapter, and could use a few good friends on my side. I have a bucket list that needs updating, and will include my goals for 2019. This time next year I want some major changes... and I'm determined to make 2019 my year.

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