Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Apparently, this 'being Mindful' attitude is not a bunch of hooey. I just came across this article about mind-wandering and found the results very interesting. It sort of sums up what I've been reading and hearing about lately.
There really is something to this being 'mindful'. Being focused (but not obsessing), having a sense of awareness, living in the moment. It is important for our brains to have something to do.
From what I've read, it appears that when left to wander, our minds can go in any direction, and usually it gravitates back to our 'troubles'. And that begins a downward spiral. (With the employment rate so high and economy in the ditch, no wonder there's so much depression, etc.)
On the other hand, when we choose to focus on positive things, our thoughts are lifted . . . . as are our spirits. While it may not 'fix' all our problems, our attitude can be 'less dark'.
An added benefit is that it sets us up for better health as well.
So, as we are making changes in our lives, it's important to look at where we are going, not where we've been . . . and what we are moving away from (like bad eating habits, etc.)