Day of rest and the journey into ‘Mindfulness’

Not been a very productive day today ūüôĀ

I had high hopes of today as I really need to¬†increase my handmade items for the Fairangels’ craft fair on March¬†2nd ¬†but in the end it turned into a day of rest and and reading/watching not making.

It’s not easy some days when pain takes over your mind, but I have been learning about Mindfulness recently and it has been helpful in dealing with difficult situations.¬† For example, struggling to get out of the car always makes me feel very embarrassed as¬†I imagine what I must look like and what neighbours might be thinking.¬† Mindfulness has taught me to ‘live in the moment’ not anticipating future problems or predicting what others might be saying, or reliving past hurts, but just being.¬† It also teaches us ¬†to really notice our surroundings¬†in the moment – so when pulling myself up on the car door in front of the fence I began to study the woodgrain and then the composition of the snow on the ground.¬† These thoughts filled my your mind and so before I realised I was standing up and hobbling towards the door!

Anyway tonight I am going to practice mindfulness to really take note of the lovely things that the talented crafters over at Wendy’s¬†Handmade Monday¬†