Mindfulness Monday ☮️ Make a Change

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Take a look at this picture above.  Do you ever feel like you’re going mad with all that is happening around you?  The feeling of overstimulation, frustration, annoyance, and irritability?   Yeah, me too. 

All of us seem to go through moments of calm, then BAM!  Your world all of sudden comes unglued.  Your focus is not quite as sharp as it was, motivation seems to have flown out the window, and you’re faced with this blank void in decision making. 

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Okay, so this tortuous is moving at a slow clip, “Bad example.” 

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The entirety of last week was spent in La-La-Land, I mean my head was up where the sun doesn’t shine.  I was dumber than a box of rocks.  I think by now you understand, right?

Here are a few examples of how bad it was for me last week.  Not once, but twice I prepared dinner.  Had the stove turned on, the food on a tray, and Poof!  That brain cell farted.  I ended walking away and not placing said dinner in the oven.  Only to realize almost an hour had gone by, and I couldn’t smell my meal cooking.

raw GIF by Gordon Ramsay

Instead of adding creamer into my coffee, I added orange juice.  Instead of spraying my hair with hairspray, I used the bathroom deodorizer.  Oh, and this was after I shampooed my hair with conditioner first.  WTF? 😳 🤪 😵

Who else goes to change the sheets on their bed, throws them in the basket to wash, gets sidetracked and ends up putting the dirty sheets back on the bed?  “I do, I do!”  I’ve been the Village Idiot!

I can’t blame this phenomenon on lack of sleeping, Heck I’ve been sleeping through the evening, and taking naps just about every day… And, I still don’t feel well-rested. 

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“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present.  The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion.  As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.”

~ Abraham Lincoln, President ~

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This weekend the realization finally hit me like a steel balloon. 🎈  I fried my brain out from over watching the drama unfolding during the Hurricane Dorion saga that took place for days on end.  My awareness was focused on this storm like I used to be addicted to alcohol.  😲 🍷  Let’s face it if you have an addicted personality, you’ll tend to find a new addiction.  Mine just happened to be zoning in on the damn Weather Channel.  

The same things applied when Princess Diana was killed, the same thing applied when 9/11 took place, The constant shootings and riots taking place, and yes, the stupidity that flies out of Trump’s mouth DAILY!

It took me a solid week to figure out that I hadn’t meditated once, this is when I’m so used to doing this ritual 2 x’s a day.  I even forgot to take my Lamictal every day.  I was so not in the present frame of mind. 

All we ever have is the present moment. Lear to live in the present and you'll feel calm and happy. Read my blog post to discover what is mindfulness and how it can help you.

This past weekend I finally (Somewhat) got my act together.  I turned off the TV for the entire weekend, put on soothing music, meditated 2 x’s a day, remembered to take my Lamictal by leaving the bottle on my nightstand, and began writing my trusty lists of “Things To Do.”  

Is my head completely out of the clouds?  No.  However, if I maintain my normal routines once again, I should be reasonably okay.  

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Resisting Negativity:

“Negative energy can have a powerful pull on us, especially if we’re struggling to maintain positive energy and balance. 

“We cannot change other people. (watching the news is what I’m including in this quote)., It does not help others (nor myself) for us to get off balance.  We do not lead others into the light by stepping into the darkness with them.”  

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I'll start by saying that this is NOT easy. It's VERY hard. But it's also SO worth it. So if you can accept that prelude keep reading... . Usually when one embarks on the journey of removing negativity from their life they encounter RESISTANCE. Resistance from theirselves and from other people. Let's be honest. There is SO much negativity in our world. Turn on the news ---> negativity. The people you live with ---> negativity. Yourself ---> negativity. It's everywhere. And it's so toxic. And...

 

Questions:  Does this ever happen to you?  Where you are so drawn in by what is being reported, that your mind seems to think of nothing else?  Do you have an addictive personality?  Do you seem to dwell on things you have no control over?  Do you tend to think negatively?

Please leave your answers in the comment section below.   Thank you in advance.

Okay, Folks… Time to wrap up “Mindfulness Monday ☮️ Make a Change”.  I hope you have a pleasant start to your week and are able to maintain a positive outlook on life.

Take Care & God Bless,

Beckie 💗

 

BC 2019

Credits: “The Language of Letting Go” – Daily Meditation on Codependency by Melody Beattie., A Compendium of Wisdom “Change Happens” Compiled by Kathryn & Ross Petras., Pixabay, Pinterest, and Giphy.

 

 

 

 

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  1. Oh sweetie, welcome to my daily life! I do stuff like that ALL.THE.TIME! Of course, I blame it on being tired and my Fibro Fog…both valid, both excuses.

    I dont have cable, dont watch TV. I’d be screwed if the boob tube could suck me in. I am extremely lucky not to have an addictive personality. I thank the universe daily that I dodged that one. Especially with all the meds I take… morphine is just one.

    Putting the lamictal bottle on the nightstand is a good idea. I something similar with my sleeping meds. I sometimes cant remember if I’ve taken it or not, so 1 pill in a bottle on the nightstand, right after Ben goes bedtime. Sometimes I fall asleep & wake up at odd hours so I need a routine for the pill routine.

    I write things on the back of my hand. It’s a note that won’t get lost, and a constant reminder.

    I laugh at myself. Then I tell other people so they can laugh at me too. Life is ridiculous sometimes, laughter is good!

    Seriously though…O.J. in the coffee??? How could you do that to an innocent cup of ambrosia?😢☕😂😂❤

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    1. I really have to get checked out for Fibro, or rheumatoid arthritist. The fog, the pain. Oye!
      But… Yes, watching the TV sucks my life dry if I’m overly zoned in.
      My night time meds are always placed in a dixie cup atop my phone. An alarm goes off at 9:45-10pm.
      And… Yes, as I was pouring the OJ into my cup of Joe, I shocked myself out of it, cursed a whole lot, and prepared another cup.
      Oh, I assure you… I laugh and talk to myself constantly… It’s a wonder where Peanut learned how to say, “What the hell is wrong with you?” 🤣 😃☕️🚫🍊🤢

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  2. Questions: Does this ever happen to you?
    You are not alone. Hubby sprayed the shower bomb instead of air freshener in the bathroom and said it was my fault because it was in the same colour canister (shower bomb green, air freshener grey?).
    Where you are so drawn in by what is being reported, that your mind seems to think of nothing else?
    I’m sick of hearing about BREXIT and wish our leaders would get their collective fingers out and actually DO IT!
    Do you have an addictive personality?
    Do you seem to dwell on things you have no control over? Do you tend to think negatively?

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  3. Oops, hit send too early
    addictive personality, no, I don’t think people are addicted to me or what I write, though I think I’m an OK good egg.
    Dwelling on things I have no control over?
    Not any more.
    Thinking negatively:
    Not as a rule. I tend to be positive, or try to turn a negative situation round

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