31 Days of Mindfulness – an antidote to seasonal stresses

I’m reblogging a post by Leigh at Headspace Perspective today. She has a lovely idea for anyone who might be struggling with seasonal stress for whatever reason. I will be joining in with her 31 Days of Mindfulness on Instagram (good job I finally signed up).

Headspace Perspective

It’s no secret that I am looking forward to Christmas being over. The excitement ramped up a couple of notches over the weekend with decorations being proudly displayed on social media, talk of gift buying, Christmas songs, advent calendar opening, and elves on shelves.

While I do not resent others’ excitement over the festive season, it adds to my sense of loss. I have been reading a grief book based on cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), and part of that is about training your mind to weed out unhelpful thoughts and replace them with thoughts that are more helpful. It’s not easy, and takes time – both to recognise and replace such thoughts when you are feeling low.

I have also been trying to practice mindfulness – awareness of ourselves and the world around us – well, since Saturday, when I bought a book about it. I have been pushing myself so hard with writing…

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