Anyone feeling overwhelmed with the mindfulness propaganda these days? It’s easy to get wrapped up in how to live your best life. Yoga, meditation and mindfulness are definitely the buzz words these days and I’m glad these words are buzzing around. However, we also need to remember that most things in excess can do us harm, wear us down, or outright bore us to death. Everything in moderation; that’s what they say.
Over the weekend, journalist Angela Mollard wrote a great article for the Sunday Telegraph where she explains how she’s had her fill with mindfulness and she’s ready to swap serenity for the whole gamut of emotions in day-to-day life and allow her mind to daydream. She wrote what I had been thinking for a while now and I’m glad to know that I’m not the only one.
Yoga is supposed to be about being kind to the body and mind, but if you’re stressing about getting on the wait list for that trendy class at a new studio, downloading the latest and greatest meditation app as well as mindfully observing your thought patterns through journaling, there isn’t going to be much time left for the fun stuff.
Instead of mindful museum visits, mindful eating, mindful walking and mindful learning, allow your brain to take a ‘breather’ and fill free to fill it up with outlandish colour, zestful flavours, ear-piercing music, lavish words, and a bit of glitter (the biodegradable kind) to make it all sparkle.
Podcast Purge Update: Day 20. They say it takes 21 days to break a habit….perhaps I’ll feel better tomorrow? I miss my podcasts!