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Focus on being Mindful

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.

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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.)


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KARIDIAN1 7/25/2013 10:56PM

    Where is my unicorn?

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    emoticon I love this. Thanks.

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon I loved this blog! Thanks

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    I think that I have fallen off the unicorn a few times.

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FUNLOVEN 7/24/2013 10:33PM

    I set up Mindful Eating at each meal as one of my goals. Can't say that I've been very successful at it. Thus goes the saying "If at first you don't succeed. Try, try again!"

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DUXGRL1 7/24/2013 8:00PM

    Great blog! I needed that reminder!

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2BDYNAMIC 7/24/2013 7:24PM

    I agree it is good or very important for our brains to stay engaged so it doesn't try 'n get away with anything! ............. emoticon ............. For instance, have you ever wondered what a criminal was thinking ............. to choose crime? ....... example of a mind not disciplined .......... Obviously the mind gave consent .......... just a thought .......... Now I better go track something! .............. LOL ....... and emoticon for the good message!

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WALLAHALLA 7/24/2013 4:40PM

    to transform you body you gotta transform your mind

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BONNIEMARGAY 7/24/2013 3:43PM

    Automatic thoughts can be so debilitating; mindfulness makes a wonderful difference!

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